University City, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2011 §9.08.260; Ord. No. 6457 §1(part), 2003]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
DISABILITY
A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one (1) or more of a person's major life activities, being regarded as having such an impairment, or a record of having such an impairment, which with or without reasonable accommodation does not interfere with occupying the dwelling in question. For purposes of this Section, the term "disability" does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance as such term is defined by Section 195.010, RSMo.; however a person may be considered to have a disability if that person:
1. 
Has successfully completed a supervised drug rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of, and is not currently addicted to, a controlled substance or has otherwise been rehabilitated successfully and is no longer engaging in such use and is not currently addicted;
2. 
Is participating in a supervised rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in illegal use of controlled substances; or
3. 
Is erroneously regarded as currently illegally using, or being addicted to, a controlled substance.
DISCRIMINATION
Any unfair treatment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability or familial status.
DWELLING
Any building, structure or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one (1) or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure or portion thereof.
FAMILIAL STATUS
One (1) or more individuals who have not attained the age of eighteen (18) years being domiciled with:
1. 
A parent or another person having legal custody of such individual; or
2. 
The designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person. The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status shall apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of eighteen (18) years.
PERSON
Includes one (1) or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, organizations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, fiduciaries or other organized groups of persons.
RENT
Includes to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for consideration the right to occupy premises not owned by the occupant.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION
A male or female heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality by inclination, practice, identity or expression, or having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one's gender.
B. 
It shall be an unlawful housing practice:
1. 
To refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer, to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, to deny or otherwise make unavailable a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability or familial status;
2. 
To discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privilege of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability or familial status;
3. 
To make, print or publish or cause to be made, printed or published any notice, statement or advertisement with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability or familial status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination;
4. 
To represent to any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability or familial status that any dwelling is not available for inspection, sale or rental when such dwelling is in fact so available;
5. 
To induce or attempt to induce any person to sell or rent any dwelling by representations regarding the entry or prospective entry into the neighborhood of a person or persons of a particular race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability or familial status;
6. 
To discriminate in the sale or rental of, or to otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any buyer or renter because of a disability of:
a. 
That buyer or renter,
b. 
A person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is sold, rented or made available, or
c. 
Any person associated with that person;
7. 
To discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection with such dwelling, because of a disability of:
a. 
That person,
b. 
A person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented or made available, or
c. 
Any person associated with that person.
C. 
For purposes of this Section, discrimination includes:
1. 
A refusal to permit, at the expense of the person with the disability, reasonable modifications on existing premises occupied or to be occupied by such person if such modifications may be necessary to afford such person full enjoyment of the premises, except that in the case of a rental, the landlord may, where it is reasonable to do so, condition permission for a modification on the renter's agreeing to restore the interior of the premises to the condition that existed before the modification, reasonable wear and tear excepted;
2. 
A refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling; or
3. 
In connection with the design and construction of covered multi-family dwellings for first (1st) occupancy after March 13, 1991, a failure to design and construct those dwellings in such a manner that:
a. 
The public use and common use portions of such dwellings are readily accessible to and usable by persons with a disability,
b. 
All the doors designed to allow passage into and within all premises within such dwellings are sufficiently wide to allow passage by persons with a disability in wheelchairs, and
c. 
All premises within such dwellings contain the following features of adaptive design:
(1) 
An accessible route into and through the dwelling,
(2) 
Light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats and other environmental controls in accessible locations,
(3) 
Reinforcements in bathroom walls to allow later installation of grab bars, and
(4) 
Usable kitchens and bathrooms such that an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver about the space.
d. 
As used in this Subdivision, the term "covered multi-family dwelling" means:
(1) 
Buildings consisting of four (4) or more units if such buildings have one (1) or more elevators, and
(2) 
Ground floor units in other buildings consisting of four (4) or more units.
e. 
Compliance with the appropriate requirements of the American National Standard for Buildings and Facilities providing accessibility and usability for people with physical disabilities, commonly cited as "ANSI A117.1", suffices to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (a) of this Subdivision.
D. 
Nothing in this Section requires that a dwelling be made available to an individual whose tenancy would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or whose tenancy would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.
E. 
Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a religious organization, association or society, or any non-profit institution or organization operated, supervised or controlled by or in conjunction with a religious organization, association or society, from limiting the sale, rental or occupancy of dwellings which it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose to persons of the same religion, or from giving preference to such persons, unless membership in such religion is restricted on account of race, color or national origin. Nor shall anything in this Section prohibit a private club not in fact open to the public, which as an incident to its primary purpose or purposes provides lodging which it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose, from limiting the rental or occupancy of such lodging to its members or from giving preference to its members.
F. 
Nothing in this Section, other than the prohibitions against discriminatory advertising in Subsection (B)(3) of this Section, shall apply to:
1. 
The sale or rental of any single-family house by a private owner, provided the following conditions are met:
a. 
The private individual owner does not own or have any interest in more than three (3) single-family houses at any one time; and
b. 
The house is sold or rented without the use of a real estate broker, agent or salesperson or the facilities of any person in the business of selling or renting dwellings and without publication, posting or mailing of any advertisement. If the owner selling the house does not reside in it at the time of sale or was not the most recent resident of the house prior to such sale, the exemption in this Section applies to only one (1) such sale in any twenty-four (24) month period; or
2. 
Rooms or units in dwellings containing living quarters occupied or intended to be occupied by no more than four (4) families living independently of each other, if the owner actually maintains and occupies one (1) of such living quarters at his/her residence.
G. 
It shall be unlawful:
1. 
To aid, abet, incite, compel or coerce the commission of acts prohibited under this Section or to attempt to do so;
2. 
To retaliate or discriminate in any manner against any other person because such person has opposed any practice prohibited by this Section or because such person has filed a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted pursuant to this Section; or
3. 
To discriminate in any manner against any other person because of such person's association with any person protected by this Section.
[R.O. 2011 §9.08.270; Ord. No. 6457 §1(part), 2003]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
DISABILITY
A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one (1) or more of a person's major life activities, being regarded as having such an impairment, or a record of having such an impairment, which with or without reasonable accommodation does not interfere with utilizing the place of public accommodation in question. For purposes of this Section, the term "disability" does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance as such term is defined by Section 195.010, RSMo.; however a person may be considered to have a disability if that person:
1. 
Has successfully completed a supervised drug rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of, and is not currently addicted to, a controlled substance or has otherwise been rehabilitated successfully and is no longer engaging in such use and is not currently addicted;
2. 
Is participating in a supervised rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in illegal use of controlled substances; or
3. 
Is erroneously regarded as currently illegally using, or being addicted to, a controlled substance.
DISCRIMINATION
Any unfair treatment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or disability.
PERSON
Includes one (1) or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, organizations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, fiduciaries or other organized groups of persons.
PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION
All places or businesses offering or holding out to the general public, goods, services, privileges, facilities, advantages or accommodations for the peace, comfort, health, welfare and safety of the general public or such public places providing food, shelter, recreation and amusement, including, but not limited to:
1. 
Any inn, hotel, motel or other establishment which provides lodging to transient guests, other than an establishment located within a building which contains not more than five (5) rooms for rent or hire and which is actually occupied by the proprietor of such establishment as his/her residence;
2. 
Any restaurant, cafeteria, lunchroom, lunch counter, soda fountain or other facility principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises, including, but not limited to, any such facility located on the premises of any retail establishment;
3. 
Any gasoline station, including all facilities located on the premises of such gasoline station and made available to the patrons thereof;
4. 
Any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, sports arena, stadium or other place of exhibition or entertainment;
5. 
Any public facility owned, operated or managed by or on behalf of this State or any agency or subdivision thereof, or any public corporation; and any such facility supported in whole or in part by public funds; and
6. 
Any establishment which is physically located within the premises of any establishment otherwise covered by this Section or within the premises of which is physically located any such covered establishment, and which holds itself out as serving patrons of such covered establishment.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION
A male or female heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality by inclination, practice, identity or expression, or having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one's gender.
B. 
All persons within the jurisdiction of the City are free and equal and shall be entitled to the full and equal use and enjoyment within this City of any place of public accommodation without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry or disability.
C. 
It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person, directly or indirectly, to refuse, withhold from or deny any other person, or to attempt to refuse, withhold from or deny any other person, any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services or privileges made available in any place of public accommodation, or to segregate or discriminate against any such person on the use thereof on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry or disability.
D. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a private club, a place of accommodation owned by or operated on behalf of a religious corporation, association or society, or other establishment which is not in fact open to the public, unless the facilities of such establishments are made available to the customers or patrons of a place of public accommodation.
E. 
It shall be unlawful:
1. 
To aid, abet, incite, compel or coerce the commission of acts prohibited under this Section or to attempt to do so;
2. 
To retaliate or discriminate in any manner against any other person because such person has opposed any practice prohibited by this Section or because such person has filed a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted pursuant to this Section; or
3. 
To discriminate in any manner against any other person because of such person's association with any person protected by this Section.
[R.O. 2011 §9.08.280; Ord. No. 6457 §1(part), 2003]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
AGE
An age of forty (40) or more years but less than seventy (70) years, except that it shall not be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to require the compulsory retirement of any person who has attained the age of sixty-five (65) and who, for the two (2) year period immediately before retirement, is employed in a bona fide executive or high policy-making position, if such person is entitled to an immediate non-forfeitable annual retirement benefit from a pension, profit sharing, savings or deferred compensation plan, or any combination of such plans, of the employer, which equals, in the aggregate, at least forty-four thousand dollars ($44,000.00).
DISABILITY
A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one (1) or more of a person's major life activities, being regarded as having such an impairment, or a record of having such an impairment, which with or without reasonable accommodation does not interfere with performing the job in question. For purposes of this Section, the term "disability" does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance as such term is defined by Section 195.010, RSMo.; however a person may be considered to have a disability if that person:
1. 
Has successfully completed a supervised drug rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of, and is not currently addicted to, a controlled substance or has otherwise been rehabilitated successfully and is no longer engaging in such use and is not currently addicted;
2. 
Is participating in a supervised rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in illegal use of controlled substances; or
3. 
Is erroneously regarded as currently illegally using, or being addicted to, a controlled substance.
DISCRIMINATION
Any unfair treatment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age.
EMPLOYER
Includes any person employing six (6) or more persons within the State of Missouri, and any person directly acting in the interest of an employer, but does not include corporations or associations owned and operated by religious or sectarian groups.
EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
Includes any person or agency, public or private, regularly undertaking with or without compensation to procure employees for an employer or to procure for employees opportunities to work for an employer and includes any person acting in the interest of such a person.
LABOR ORGANIZATION
Includes any organization which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or for other mutual aid or protection in relation to employment.
PERSON
Includes one (1) or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, organizations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, fiduciaries or other organized groups of persons.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION
A male or female heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality by inclination, practice, identity or expression, or having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one's gender.
B. 
It shall be an unlawful employment practice:
1. 
For an employer, because of the race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability of any individual:
a. 
To fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his/her compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability, or
b. 
To limit, segregate or classify his/her employees or his/her employment applicants in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his/her status as an employee because of such individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability;
2. 
For a labor organization to exclude or to expel from its membership any individual or to discriminate in any way against any of its members or against any employer or any individual employed by an employer because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability of any individual; or to limit, segregate, or classify or fail or refuse to refer for employment any individual, in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities, or would limit such employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his/her status as an employee or as an applicant for employment because of such individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability; or for any employer, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeship or other training or retraining, including on-the-job training programs, to discriminate against any individual because of his/her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability in admission to, or employment in, any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training; or
3. 
For any employer or employment agency to print or circulate or cause to be printed or circulated any statement, advertisement or publication, or to use any form of application for employment, or to make any inquiry in connection with prospective employment, which expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or for an employment agency to fail or refuse to refer for employment, or otherwise to discriminate against, any individual because of his/her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age as it relates to employment, or disability, or to classify or refer for employment any individual on the basis of his/her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability.
C. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, it shall not be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to apply different standards of compensation, or different terms, conditions or privileges of employment pursuant to a bona fide seniority or merit system, or a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production or to employees who work in different locations, provided that such differences or such systems are not the result of an intention or a design to discriminate, and are not used to discriminate, because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age or disability, nor shall it be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to give and to act upon the results of any professionally developed ability test, provided that such test, its administration or action upon the results thereof, is not designed, intended or used to discriminate because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability.
D. 
Nothing contained in this Section shall be interpreted to require any employer, employment agency, labor organization or joint labor-management committee subject to this Section to grant preferential treatment to any individual or to any group because of the race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability of such individual or group on account of an imbalance which may exist with respect to the total number or percentage of persons of any race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability employed by any employer, referred or classified for employment by any employment agency or labor organization, admitted to membership or classified by any labor organization, or admitted to or employed in any apprenticeship or other training program, in comparison with the total number or percentage of persons of such race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age or disability in any community, State, section or other area, or in the available workforce in any community, State, section or other area.
E. 
It shall be unlawful:
1. 
To aid, abet, incite, compel or coerce the commission of acts prohibited under this Section or to attempt to do so;
2. 
To retaliate or discriminate in any manner against any other person because such person has opposed any practice prohibited by this Section or because such person has filed a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted pursuant to this Section; or
3. 
To discriminate in any manner against any other person because of such person's association with any person protected by this Section.