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The DC Human Rights Act requires that all cases are mediated. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program implemented by OHR that typically occurs within 45 days after the acceptance of the complaint.
The goal of mediation is to resolve the complaint before a full investigation begins. A successful mediation reduces the case processing time by up to 180 days and saves the parties litigation costs. Since mediation is a priority within OHR’s enforcement process, once a case has been docketed, the complaint is immediately transferred to the mediation unit. Below are some basic facts about OHR’s mediation program:
Click on the link below to learn more about OHR’s Mediation program or call OHR at 202/727-4559.