Equal Employment

The Human Relations Division enforces the  

It is unlawful for employers to hire, fire, promote or make other employment decisions based on a person’s: Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Family Status, Disability, Sex, Protected Hairstyles, Military Status, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity. 

It is also unlawful for employers to retaliate against persons who file a complaint of discrimination.  View Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Examples of Employment Discrimination: 

  • Accepting application only from sources in which all or more potential workers are of the same race. 
  • Requiring applicants to have a certain educational background that is not important for job performance or business needs;  
  • Testing applicants for knowledge, skills or abilities that are not important for job performance or business needs. 

 Types of Discrimination 

  1. Disability

Disability discrimination also occurs when a covered employer or other entity treats an applicant or employee less favorably because he or she has a history of a disability (such as a past major depressive episode) or because he or she is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) and minor (even if he or she does not have such an impairment). https://www.eeoc.gov/disability-discrimination  

  1. Race and Color
  1. Sex
  1. Retaliation
  1. Religion
  1. National Origin Discrimination

Employment or Public Accommodations Complaint Form


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