Civil Rights


  • Resolved action brought by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing as plaintiff on behalf of real party in interest tenant against Defendant landlord for discrimination on the basis of disability. The Department alleged that the owner of the apartment building did not have an accommodation policy in place and by failing to provide the real party in interest tenant an in-unit washing machine, failed to allow full use and enjoyment of her apartment. Defendant owner defended on the basis that the tenant did not have adequate evidence of disability and was not willing to be responsible for the cost of putting the unit in the same condition as it was when she moved in. The matter was resolved with monetary and non-monetary terms.