The Newly Adopted Human Rights Ordinance is in Effect in Grand Rapids, Michigan! Are You Compliant?
The City of Grand Rapids, MI passed the Human Rights Ordinance in August 2019. The law took effect December 1, 2019. The Human Rights Ordinance covers several areas including: expanding protected classes, and discriminatory practices in hiring and tenant screening, as well as in places of public accommodation. Employers and landlords within the city should ensure they are in compliance as there are provisions within the ordinance for damages and attorney fees for those found to be in violation. Seyfarth recently recapped the law in a straightforward, easy to read format. You can find that article here.
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