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Spring 2014
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Freedom to Work report coverERC and Freedom to Work Release New Report Documenting Discrimination by Federal Contractors

In response to concerns regarding federal contractor discrimination against LGBT job applicants, the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work launched a testing-based investigation of eight federal contractors throughout the country. The investigation found that when applying to work for federal contractors, LGBT applicants were 23 percent less likely to receive a call-back than their non-LGBT counterpart, even when the LGBT applicant was more qualified than the non-LGBT applicant.


Click here to download a PDF of the report

The Point Spring 2014The Point Spring 2014

Read the Spring 2014 edition of the ERC's quarterly newsletter, the Point. Articles include: Highlights from the 2014 D.C. Fair Housing Symposium, a spotlight on the AccessPRO© from MHRP partner American Standard, and the announcement of our new Junior Advisory Board. 

Click here to dowload a PDF of the Point



WLC ReportERC Partner Releases Report on Affordable Housing in Metropolitan Washington Area

In an effort to create awareness surrounding the affordable housing crisis impacting residents of both low and middle income levels in the Washington, D.C., area, and to propose concrete solutions that can meaningfully increase affordable housing throughout the region, a comprehensive report and policy proposal titled Unfulfilled Promises: Affordable Housing in Metropolitan Washington was released today by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and attorneys at global law firm Hogan Lovells.

Click here to download a copy of the report.



For Civil Minds, the ERC's blog

Read the ERC's blog, For Civil Minds, to learn more about a variety of civil rights issues. The blog is updated frequently so remember to keep checking back for new stories and topics.

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MHRP Member JBG Recognized as a Top Workplace

Executive MHRP Member The JBG Companies was featured as the top Large Workplace in the Washington, D.C. area by The Washington Post. JBG was highlighted for their open door policy towards staff input and their dedication to their employees. JBG offers a 12-week paid maternity leave, as well as plenty of staff and family related events.

ERC Advocate of the Year Confirmed as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

The Equal Rights Center applauds the recent confirmation of Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar as the next Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

MHRP Advisory Member Joins the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. recently joined the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington as an Allied Member, reaching nearly every major restaurant and foodservice partner throughout the Washington, D.C., Metro area. Steven Winter plans to utilize its membership to bring expert accessibility consulting services to meet the growing demands of the restaurant industry.

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