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Equal Rights Commission

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Annual Report

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Know Your Rights

Prohibited Activities Housing

  • Refusal to sell or rent after a bona fide offer.
  • Refusal to negotiate the sale or rental.
  • Denying housing.
  • Making an unlawful preferences or limitations to the exclusion of protected person.
  • Refusal to allow inspection of a property when the property is in fact available for inspection.
  • Refusal to provide real estate-related transactions to any protected person.
  • Refusal to enter into a contract of insurance against hazards.
  • Refusal to renew a lease, causing the eviction, or engaging in the harassment of a tenant.
  • Induce or attempt to induce a person to sell, rent or lease any dwellings by representations regarding the present or prospective entry into the neighborhood of a person of a protected class.
  • Discrimination on the basis of disability of the buyer or renter or any person associated with the buyer or the renter.
  • Refusal to permit reasonable modifications of existing premises.

Prohibited Activities Employment

  • Refusal to hire or discharge or discriminate with respect to compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
  • Creating a limit, segregation or classification of employees or applicants in a way which would deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his/her status.
  • Conduct that constitutes sexual harassment when the employer or its agents knew or should have known of the conduct.
  • Refusal to reasonably accommodate an employee’s or prospective employee’s disability.
  • Discrimination by an employment agency: refusal to refer an individual for employment.
  • Discrimination by a Labor Organization: exclusion from membership or other form of discrimination.



City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission  

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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 606
Milwaukee, WI 53202  


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