Policies or practices that have a disproportionate impact on a protected class are discriminatory
What is disparate impact?
In the News
WKSU reports that the City of
Lakewood has settled a Federal Fair Housing complaint that alleged that
Lakewood harassed a group that provided housing to young African
American males. From the story: "Four years ago, an apartment
building ownership group claimed the city violated the rights of
young black men staying in a group home in one of its properties. The
facility serves youths transitioning out of foster care. The suit
claimed police harassed and illegally searched the tenants. Lakewood
Mayor Michael Summers denies those allegations. He says the city is
not against transitional housing, but contends putting it in an
apartment complex violated zoning codes. Summers says $500,000
settlement avoids costly trial with an uncertain outcome."
Read more here: http://www.wksu.org/news/story/40668