Code of the District of Columbia

Part G. Other Prohibited Practices.


§ 2–1402.61. Coercion or retaliation.

(a) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to coerce, threaten, retaliate against, or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of having exercised or enjoyed, or on account of having aided or encouraged any other person in the exercise or enjoyment of any right granted or protected under this chapter.

(b) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person to require, request, or suggest that a person retaliate against, interfere with, intimidate or discriminate against a person, because that person has opposed any practice made unlawful by this chapter, or because that person has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing authorized under this chapter.

(c) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person to cause or coerce, or attempt to cause or coerce, directly or indirectly, any person to prevent any person from complying with the provisions of this chapter.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 261, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2525.

1973 Ed., § 6-2271.


§ 2–1402.62. Aiding or abetting.

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person to aid, abet, invite, compel, or coerce the doing of any of the acts forbidden under the provisions of this chapter or to attempt to do so.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 262, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2526.

1973 Ed., § 6-2272.


§ 2–1402.63. Conciliation agreements.

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for a party to a conciliation agreement, made under the provisions of this chapter, to violate the terms of such agreement.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 263, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2527.

1973 Ed., § 6-2273.


§ 2–1402.64. Resisting the Office or Commission.

(a) Any person who shall willfully resist, prevent, impede or interfere with the Office or the Commission, or any of their representatives, in the performance of any duty under the provisions of this chapter, or shall willfully violate an order of the Commission, shall upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment for not more than 10 days, or by a fine of not more than $300, or by both, except, that filing a petition for review of an order, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, shall not be deemed to constitute such willful conduct, nor shall compliance with any procedure regarding a subpoena in accord with § 5-1021, be deemed to constitute such willful conduct.

(b) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for a person subject to this chapter, to fail to post notices, maintain records, file reports, as required by §§ 2-1402.51 to 2-1402.53, or to supply documents and information requested by the Office in connection with a matter under investigation.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 264, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2528.

1973 Ed., § 6-2274.


§ 2–1402.65. Falsifying documents and testimony.

It shall be unlawful to willfully falsify documents, records, or reports, which are required or subpoenaed pursuant to this chapter, or willfully to falsify testimony, or to intimidate any witness or complainant; such violations shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 days, or by a fine of not more than $300, or by both.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 265, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2529.

1973 Ed., § 6-2275.


§ 2–1402.66. Arrest records.

(a)(1)(A) An individual may request production of his or her arrest record for the purposes of determining eligibility for sealing or expunging that record pursuant to Chapter 8 of Title 16 [§  16-801 et seq.], or similar sealing statutes in the District or in another jurisdiction, and may request production of his or her arrest record for filing a sealing or expungement motion.

(B) The District may charge the individual a nominal fee for processing this request.

(C) For the purposes of this subsection, an “arrest record” shall contain a listing of all adult arrests, regardless of the disposition of each arrest, and regardless of the date on which the arrest, conviction, or completion of the sentence occurred.

(2) A person who requires an individual to produce any arrest record or any copy, extract, or statement thereof pursuant to this subsection other than for the purpose of filing a sealing or expungement motion shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or imprisoned for not more than 10 days.

(b)(1)(A) An individual may request production of his or her arrest record or authorize another person to request production of his or her arrest record for any other purpose.

(B) The District may charge the individual a nominal fee for processing this request.

(C) For purposes of this subsection, an “arrest record” shall contain a listing only of adult convictions for which the sentence was completed not more than 10 years before the date on which the records were requested and forfeitures of collateral in a court proceeding that have occurred not more than 10 years before the date on which the record was requested; provided, that forfeitures of collateral in a court proceeding shall not include any forfeiture of collateral that was made pursuant to the post-and-forfeit procedure, as that term is defined in § 5-335.01(a).


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 266, 24 DCR 6038; June 15, 2013, D.C. Law 19-319, § 3, 60 DCR 2333; Mar. 10, 2015, D.C. Law 20-186, § 3, 61 DCR 12108; Apr. 24, 2015, D.C. Law 20-243, § 4, 61 DCR 8320.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2530.

1973 Ed., § 6-2276.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-319 rewrote the section.

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-186 redesignated (a)(1) through (3) as (a)(1)(A) through (a)(1)(C); and added (a)(2).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-243 added “provided, that forfeitures of collateral in a court proceeding shall not include any forfeiture of collateral that was made pursuant to the post-and-forfeit procedure, as that term is defined in § 5-335.01(a)” in (b)(1)(C).


§ 2–1402.67. District of Columbia.

All permits, licenses, franchises, benefits, exemptions, or advantages issued by or on behalf of the government of the District of Columbia, shall specifically require and be conditioned upon full compliance with the provisions of this chapter; and shall further specify that the failure or refusal to comply with any provision of this chapter shall be a proper basis for revocation of such permit, license, franchise, benefit, exemption, or advantage.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 267, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2531.

1973 Ed., § 6-2277.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-1401.02 and § 34-1731.09.


§ 2–1402.68. Effects clause.

Any practice which has the effect or consequence of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be an unlawful discriminatory practice.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 268, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2532.

1973 Ed., § 6-2278.