Arizona Continuing Education COURSE
Sexual Harassment, Sexual Discrimination, and Fair Housing in Arizona (Fair Housing Issues)
In the age of movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination have moved to the forefront of the national conversation. Sex is a protected class under federal and Arizona civil rights and fair housing laws, and sexual harassment is recognized as a form of sex discrimination.
Allegations, investigations, firings, resignations, and even arrests have rippled across major industries and affected high-profile individuals in entertainment, media, politics, and business. In short: Workplace behavior is under a microscope like never before. The real estate industry is no exception, and some areas leave clients and licensees highly vulnerable, with enforcement powerhouses like HUD and the EEOC stepping in to defend consumers against sexual harassment and sexual discrimination.
This three-hour course helps protect clients and customers from harassment by brokers, licensees, lenders, property managers, and others in the housing industry and provides guidance on how to file complaints when individuals do encounter harassment.
Course highlights include:
- How sexual harassment is defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
- The protections offered through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the federal and Arizona fair housing acts, and other Arizona laws
- The ramifications of sexual harassment within a brokerage, including how it affects clients and customers
- The federal Sexual Harassment Housing Initiative
- Federal and Arizona laws protecting sexual orientation and gender identity in housing
- Landmark legal cases relating to sexual harassment and gender discrimination
- Tips for putting together a comprehensive office policy that addresses sexual harassment and the complaint process
- Interactive activities and scenarios to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context