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British Columbia, Canada: Recent Human Rights Tribunal Decisions Apply Stringent Test for Family Status Discrimination

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Two recent decisions of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) applied the strict standard test for family status discrimination established by the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) in Health Sciences...more

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“Is My Property Covered Under The Fair Housing Laws?”

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Your humble Fair Housing Defense Blog editor gets questions from readers time to time. Which is good. Some I can’t answer off the cuff – such as “[i]t will just take a minute, but can you tell me how much my claim is worth?”...more

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Canada: British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal Recommends Employers Faced with Family Status Discrimination Complaints Confer with...

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On October 18, 2019, we wrote about the tests currently used to establish family status discrimination in Canada, and recommended policies and programs employers can put in place for employees that need accommodations due to...more

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HUD Charges Wyoming Property Owner With Familial Status Discrimination

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I know I have written about this before, but a housing provider in Wyoming was just charged with familial status discrimination pursuant to the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development...more

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Changes to Hong Kong’s Discrimination Ordinances: What Employers Need to Know

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In June 2020, Hong Kong passed the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2020 (“Amendment”), amending the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO), the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO), the Disability...more

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HUD Settles Familial Status And Occupancy Standards Fair Housing Case For $10,000

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In a statement issued last week, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced that it resolved a familial status fair housing case from California for $10,000. The complaint, initially filed with HUD...more

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DOJ Files Familial Status Fair Housing Act Lawsuit In Hawaii

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While I regularly report on housing discrimination cases filed (or settled) by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), I would be remiss if I did not check in on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Last...more

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Canadian Employers Must Navigate a Patchwork of Family Status Accommodation Requirements

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Members of the Baby Boom generation often remained in one job throughout their working lives.  It is now more common for employers to receive résumés from millennials (born between 1981 – 1996) who have had numerous jobs...more

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HUD Enforces Fair Housing Act Against Landlords for Discrimination Based on Familial Status

HUD recently announced two enforcement actions against landlords who imposed rental policies that restricted the maximum number of children that could reside in residential homes.  HUD referred one case involving apartment...more

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HUD Charges New York Property Owner With Familial Status Discrimination

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Continuing on a theme of late, last week the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) charged a New York property owner with violating the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) when he refused to rent an available...more

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HUD Charges Georgia Apartment Owners With Familial Status Discrmination

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A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) charged a couple from Georgia with familial status discrimination pursuant to the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD asserts that the couple, who own...more

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HUD Charges Two In Colorado With Familial Status Discrimination Under The Fair Housing Act

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At the end of last week, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) issued a press release announcing that it charged the owner and manager of a condominium community in Colorado with discriminating against...more

Whitman Legal Solutions, LLC

A Concert Hall for Every Ensemble and an Apartment for Every Family

Concert halls come in many sizes to accommodate different types of performers and different sizes of audiences. At Carnegie Hall, there is the famed Isaac Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, which seats more than 2,800....more

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Court of Appeal Affirms that Employees in British Columbia, Canada Must Continue to Meet a High Standard to Establish "Family...

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The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently affirmed that it continues to be bound by the existing legal test for adverse discrimination on the ground of “family status” established in Health Sciences Assoc. of B.C. v....more

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HUD Charges Facebook with Violating the Fair Housing Act over Targeted Ads

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced charges against social media company Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601-3619 and 3631). The charges derive from...more

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HUD Resolves Familial Status Fair Housing Act Case From Maine For $18,000

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In a statement issued last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it resolved a familial status Fair Housing Act (FHA) case from Maine for $18,000. The case, stated by a fair...more

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HUD Resolves Familial Status And Race/National Origin Fair Housing Case For $74,000

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that a Minnesota housing provider agreed to pay $74,000 under the terms of a consent order to conclude a discrimination action asserting a...more

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The First Department Appellate Division Adopts An Expanded Definition of Marital Status Discrimination Under the New York City...

In 1980, the New York Court of Appeals (the highest court in New York) held that the prohibition against "marital status" discrimination contained in the New York State Human Rights Law includes only discrimination based on...more

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Let’s stop the widow penalty by insurance companies

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Under the widow penalty, insurance companies charge women as much as 200% more; HB 5111 will stop women from being discriminated against by auto insurers - The widow penalty is one of the cruelest and most shameful things...more

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HUD Reaches Settlement in CA and Brings Charges in MA and SD for Discriminatory Housing Practices

HUD has recently entered into a settlement agreement with and brought charges against various housing providers in California, Massachusetts, and South Dakota for alleged discriminatory housing practices in violation of the...more

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Familial Status Discrimination Case (Concerning A Family With 12 People) Settles In California

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Last fall, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) resolved a familial status fair housing case that I wanted to highlight. Familial status, of course, is the protected class which covers families with...more

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Marital Status Discrimination Claim Fails in Light of Workplace Violence Concerns, California Court Rules

In a recent, unpublished opinion, a California Court of Appeal found in favor of an employer on a marital status discrimination claim than an employee brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The court held...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Back to School, Back to Work – Parental and Family Rights in the Workplace

The end of August marks the beginning of the yearly “back to school” ritual. Working parents in particular are hoping for a smooth transition, as this is also the time of year when vacations end and workloads tend to pick...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

New Jersey “Marital Status” Protection Applies to All Types of Marital Status, State Supreme Court Says

The New Jersey Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination includes protection for separated, divorcing and divorced employees. The LAD prohibits discrimination based on, among...more

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Split Supreme Court Affirms Eighth Circuit Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ruling

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“The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.” One sentence, published by the United State Supreme Court on March 22, 2016 sealed the fate of two plaintiffs seeking to expand protections under the Equal Credit...more

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