The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to harass persons because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
Which group is not protected under federal fair housing laws?
Race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin. Although some interest groups have tried to lobby to include sexual orientation and marital status, these aren’t protected classes under the federal law, but are sometimes protected by certain local state fair housing laws.
What does the Fair Housing Act protect?
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based upon religion. This prohibition covers instances of overt discrimination against members of a particular religion as well less direct actions, such as zoning ordinances designed to limit the use of private homes as a places of worship.
Which of these transactions is exempt from the federal Fair Housing Act?
A residential rental transaction can be exempt from the Fair Housing Act only if the property is a single-family home and the owner has no more than three such homes, or if the property has no more than four units and the owner is residing on the property.
What are the 11 legally protected classes?
Federal protected classes include:
- Religion or creed.
- National origin or ancestry.
- Sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity).
- Physical or mental disability.
- Veteran status.
What classes are not protected under federal law?
Under federal law, employers cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.
What are the requirements of the Fair Housing Act?
It is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits this discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.
Who is covered by the Fair Housing Act?
The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In very limited circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family houses sold or rented by the owner without the use of an agent, and housing operated by religious organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.
What are the four exceptions to the fair housing laws?
Religion; Sex; Age; Disability, whether physical or mental; and.
What is the maximum penalty for the first time violation of the Fair Housing Act?
The maximum civil penalties are: $16,000, for a first violation of the Act; $37,500 if a previous violation has occurred within the preceding five-year period; and $65,000 if two or more previous violations have occurred within the preceding seven-year period.
Are there ever any exceptions to federal fair housing law protections?
The exceptions in the 1988 Law are as follows. Age: An exemption is provided to housing protections afforded to age and familial classes intended for older people. … Owner-occupied housing: Multifamily housing of two to four units, where one of the units is owner-occupied, is exempt from fair housing laws.
What are the 12 protected characteristics?
These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
What are the 7 protected classes?
At the federal level, there are seven classes: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and handicap (referred to as disability in California).
What laws protect against discrimination?
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, protects employees and job applicants from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.