The Trainer — April 2013
AVOIDING MAINTENANCE-RELATED DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS; COMPLYING WITH VAWA
In this month’s feature, we discussed how to prevent maintenance staff from triggering fair housing claims. Sites may face allegations of discriminatory maintenance policies or procedures, or accusations of sexual harassment or discrimination by a maintenance worker. And maintenance operations are often involved in requests for reasonable accommodations or modifications by individuals with disabilities; discrimination claims can easily arise from how these requests are handled.