Civil Litigation Attorney Jeffrey Cowan provides experienced legal representation to individuals in Santa Monica, the Los Angeles area, and throughout California. Contact The Cowan Law Firm for skilled assistance in your housing discrimination matter.
California and federal laws prohibit housing discrimination. This means that landowners, landlords and sub-
The federal ban (codified in 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-
The federal ban also applies to almost all housing transactions, such as sale, rental, and mortgaging of land or homes. There are a few exemptions:
California’s ban on housing discrimination goes further than federal law. Codified in Government Code §12900 et seq. (the Fair Employment Housing Act; aka “FEHA”) and The Unruh Civil Rights Act (Civil Code § 51), California’s anti-
Both California law and federal law forbid the following housing practices based on the protected group characteristics listed above:
California law further forbids the following practices:
Housing discrimination also occurs when landowners, landlords, sub-
Sexual harassment can victimize men and women, and perpetrators can be of the same or opposite gender as the victim. A landlord or manager who knew or should have known about sexual harassment by an agent or employee and did not stop it can also be held responsible.
Equally important, it is unlawful for a landlord to retaliate against a tenant for reporting, opposing or complaining about sexual harassment. Examples of unlawful retaliation include the following:
If your situation involves any of the above matters, please call experienced Housing Discrimination Attorneys at The Cowan Law Firm today, (310) 394-
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