• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) It shall not be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to observe the conditions of a bona fide seniority system or a bona fide employee benefit system such as retirement, pension or insurance plan which is not a subterfuge to evade the purposes of this chapter, except that no such employee seniority system or benefit plan shall excuse the failure to hire any individual.

(b) It shall not be an unlawful discriminatory practice for the District of Columbia to prescribe minimum and maximum age limits for appointment to the police officer and firefighter cadet programs.

(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 212, 24 DCR 6038; Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-172, § 4(a), 29 DCR 5745.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2513.

1973 Ed., § 6-2222.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-38, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-1401.01.

Law 4-172 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-421, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Education. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 19, 1982, and November 16, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 8, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-254 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.