Sex/Sexual Orientation

August 2014 Coach's Quiz

July 10, 2014    

We’ve suggested five rules to reduce the risk of a sexual harassment claim at your community. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one...

How to Reduce the Risk of a Sexual Harassment Claim at Your Community

July 10, 2014    

This month’s lesson focuses on a tough problem: sexual harassment. You might be familiar with rules banning sexual harassment of employees in the workplace, but there are similar rules banning sexual harassment of prospects, applicants, and residents of multifamily housing communities.

February 2014 Coach's Quiz

January 14, 2014    

We’ve suggested four rules on how to comply with legal requirements when dealing with domestic violence. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions...

How to Ensure Legal Compliance When Dealing with Domestic Violence

January 14, 2014    

This month, Fair Housing Coach reviews issues related to domestic violence. It’s a prevalent public safety problem affecting millions of Americans each year—and a thorny legal issue for multifamily property owners and managers caught in the middle of their residents’...

Special Issue: Legal Update on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Same-Sex Marriage

July 5, 2012    

In this special issue of Fair Housing Coach, we’ll review recent legal developments related to sexual orientation and gender identity—and same-sex marriage. Although federal law doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, or ban housing discrimination based on sexual...

Complying with Fair Housing Rules Banning Sex Discrimination

September 6, 2011    

This month's issue reviews the fair housing provisions banning discrimination based on sex. The law, originally aimed at practices that foreclosed opportunities for women to buy or rent homes, has evolved to encompass a broad array of discriminatory practices. For example, courts have...

October 2011 Coach's Quiz

September 5, 2011    

We've given you six rules for complying with fair housing rules banning sex discrimination. Now let's look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH's Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only...

How To Respond Properly To Domestic Violence

January 10, 2010    

This month, we tackle a difficult problem—what to do if domestic violence affects your community. If you haven't already been confronted with this problem, it's likely that you will be because of the staggering number of domestic violence incidents that occur each year in the...

January 2010 Coach's Quiz

January 1, 2010    

We have given you six rules on responding to domestic violence in your community. Now let's look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH'S Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct...

How To Prevent Housing Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation

May 9, 2009    

This month's issue of Fair Housing Coach focuses on avoiding discrimination claims based on sexual orientation. Federal fair housing law does not ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, but many fair housing experts believe that the federal law may be amended to include sexual...

May 2009 Coach's Quiz

April 30, 2009    

We have given you seven rules on how to avoid fair housing trouble under state and local laws protecting sexual orientation. Now let's look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH's Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the...

Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Harassment Claims

April 9, 2008    

This month, we are going to tackle a sensitive subject: sexual harassment. If your community doesn't already have written policies and procedures to deal with sexual harassment, you may wonder why you need them. Perhaps you believe it could never happen in your community, and that by raising...

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