The City of Tucson, Arizona, often referred to as The Old Pueblo, has updated its Discrimination notice to include new information in the “Who May File a Complaint?” section.
All people and businesses subject to the Tucson City Code, Chapter 17, must post the notice in a conspicuous place.
PROTECTED DISCRIMINATION CATEGORIES IN TUCSON
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the Discrimination notice, under Chapter 17, it is unlawful to discriminate based on the following protected classes: race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion, disability, gender (sex), gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, and familial status.
The notice also features a question to every person or business subject to Chapter 17: “Why is this information important?”
The answer: “To help prevent and/or correct acts of discrimination, which will save time and money and improve your operation.”
What’s New on the Discrimination Notice?
FILING A COMPLAINT
As described on the previous and current notice, individuals who believe they have been subject to a violation of the City of Tucson’s Non-Discrimination code may file a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Programs Division (OEOP) within 90 days of the alleged violation. For housing violations, complaints may be filed within 180 days of the violation.
Disability complaints have now been added to the Discrimination notice. These complaints may also be filed with the OEOP within 180 days of an alleged violation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Those who need more information can contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at the new address listed on the notice. The phone, fax, and TTY numbers have not changed.
Compliance Made Easy!
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