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 Can you imagine going to work every day without protection from discrimination and harassment?

Neither can we. Yet, every day thousands of nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers in D.C. go to work with no right to take legal action if they are sexually harassed or discriminated against because of race, ethnicity, pregnancy,  disability, gender or any other personal characteristic. Unlike all other employees in D.C., domestic workers are excluded from the protections of the D.C. Human Rights Act, D.C.’s law that prohibits discrimination in employment.

In partnership with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Hand-in-Hand, First Shift Justice Project is working with Councilmember Charles Allen’s office to do something about it. In 2019, Councilmember Allen will introduce legislation to eliminate this unfair exclusion from D.C.’s Human Rights Act, so that domestic workers have the potential to work free of harassment and discrimination just like all other workers in D.C.



Help us get this done!

Tell the D.C. Council that you support legislation that protects domestic workers from discrimination and harassment!




Learn more! Download a printable Fact Sheet.

Questions?: Please contact us at 240-241-0897 or lbrown@firstshift.org with any questions. Thanks for your support!

Chas Allen Mtg 2 5.2018

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OHR Mtg Photo 10.15.18

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