City shrouds anti-bias ordinance in secrecy

By John Wright, Dallas Voice
May 22, 2008

“6 years after LGBT activists succeeded in getting an ordinance passed, no one knows if it works or not.”

“In the nearly six years since they were ultimately successful, the city hasn’t prosecuted a single case of job discrimination under what is known as HR Ordinance 46”.
“As of April 7, 2008, there had been 22 job discrimination complaints filed under the ordinance, according to the city’s Fair Housing Office, which investigates the complaints. The ordinance took effect on Oct. 1, 2002.”

“Of those 22 complaints, only one resulted in a “mediated resolution,” while one was withdrawn, 17 were found to have no cause, and three were deemed nonjurisdictional (because the accused party was a government entity or the complaint involved an employer with fewer than 15 employees.)”

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One Response to City shrouds anti-bias ordinance in secrecy

  1. jamieroyce January 29, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Sounds like more bureaucratic bull crap. All the legislation in the world can be made, but it has to be enforced accurately.

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