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File #: 2021-2185    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/12/2021 In control: Committee on Human Resources
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/30/2021
Enactment date: 11/30/2021 Enactment #: 52
Effective date: 12/6/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six Conduct, Article V Discrimination, Chapter 651 Findings and Policy, and Chapter 659 Unlawful Practices.
Sponsors: Erika Strassburger, Bobby Wilson, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, Bruce A. Kraus
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Attachments: 1. 2021-2185 ATTACHMENT DV Employer Guidance_CNF edits
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six Conduct, Article V Discrimination, Chapter 651 Findings and Policy, and Chapter 659 Unlawful Practices.

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WHEREAS, individuals who are victims of domestic violence have faced discrimination in employment based on the perception they will cause a threat to public welfare or create a breach of peace; and

WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the City to protect all residents from employment discrimination based on actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence and to demonstrate support for such individuals by allowing them to come forward without fear of retribution or retaliation.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. Amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six Conduct, Article V Discrimination, Chapter 651 Findings and Policy, and Chapter 659 Unlawful Practices is hereby amended as follows:

? 651.01 - LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.

(a) The population of the City consists of people of every race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, handicap and disability, many of whom are discriminated against in employment opportunities, places of public accommodation, resort, recreation, and amusement and housing facilities.

(b) Discrimination because of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, handicap and disability is contrary to laws and policies of the City of Pittsburgh.
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? 651.02 - DECLARATION OF POLICY.
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(b) It shall be the public policy of the City to prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, age, nonjob-related handicap, or disa...

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