From: DCist/WAMU 88.5

About 100,000 domestic workers are employed in the District, including nannies, house cleaners and in-home care providers for the elderly and people with disabilities.

But these workers aren’t protected from discrimination and harrassment. This means that domestic workers can be rejected from jobs or fired based on their race, country of origin, pregnancy, or other traits that are protected under the D.C. Human Rights Act.

Why doesn’t D.C. protect domestic workers from discrimination⁠—and what is being done to close what many consider a loophole in the law?