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Examples of Discrimination

For the purpose of the City Code, the definition of discrimination is to segregate or separate, or any difference in treatment, on the basis of ones belonging in a protected class. 

Examples of potential discrimination include, but are not limited to the following:

  • I feel I was passed over for a promotion because I am female. (Gender)
  • I think I was terminated from my job because I am black. (Race)
  • I was denied a training opportunity because I am from Nepal. (National Origin)


  • I believe I am being charged more rent because I have three children. (Familial Status)
  • I feel that I was evicted from my apartment because I am in the Army Reserves. (Military Status)
  • My apartment is not serviced as often as others because I use a wheelchair. (Disability)

Public Accommodation

  • I was denied membership to a gym because I am Muslim. (Religion)
  • I was seated in the back of a restaurant, when many seats were available in the front, because I am gay. (Sexual Orientation)
  • I was told to use the women’s restroom although I identify as a male. (Gender Identity)