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This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected groups, classes, and traits that may be considered in allegations of discrimination.
This ordinance ensures that each resident receives full benefits of citizenship and equal employment opportunities regardless of a person\'s perceived or actual race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibility, marital status, age, disability or handicap, use of service animals and/or mechanical aids.
The ordinance prohibits an individual or an entity from refusing sale, lease, and/or transfer, or to attempt eviction, of property to individual on the basis of race, national origin, sex and/or gender, including gender identity, religion, age and/or sexual orientation. The ordinance requires the City Council to appoint a member of the City Council as a complaint intake officer and establishes formatting and processing requirements for complaints. The ordinance requires a hearing if a violation is likely to have occurred and establishes hearing procedures. The ordinance establishes civil penalties for violations.
This ordinance adds three protected classes (gender identity, genetic identity, citizenship status) and expands three protected classes (family status, social security and domestic partners). This means that Madison residents are entitled to equal opportunities in employment, housing, public accommodations and city facilities without being discriminated against based on membership in any of these classes. These are in addition to already established protected classes in Madison such as age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, etc. In addition this ordinance protects credit history under employment.
The ordinance prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, terminating, or discriminating against any individual on the basis of race, national origin, sex and/or gender, including gender identity, religion, age and/or sexual orientation. The ordinance requires the City Council to appoint a member of the City Council as a complaint intake officer and establishes formatting and processing requirements for complaints. The ordinance requires a hearing if a violation is likely to have occurred and establishes hearing procedures. The ordinance establishes civil penalties for violations.
The ordinance prohibits race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or actual or perceived HIV status from being factored into the decision to sell, lease, or rent property.
The ordinance, in order to achieve the \'fair and just principle\' embedded within the countywide strategic plan, requires that equity and justice be applied to every county action. The ordinance establishes an inter-branch team to facilitate accountability of and coordination by all branches, departments, agencies, and offices of county government regarding implementation of the fair and just principle. The ordinance requires that an annual report be designed and published for elected leadership, employees, and the public on the status and trends in equity in the county and implementation accountability measures.