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Any person within the City limits who has four or more employees, who sells real estate or rents housing with more than four units, or who offers goods, services, facilities or accommodations to the public must comply with the amendment. The governmental entity of the City of Manhattan must also comply with the amendment.
However, the ordinance does not apply to a religious organization; a nonprofit fraternal or social association or corporation; a school, university or school district; the Riley County Police Department; or another governmental entity.
The Amendment does not require any employer or public accommodation to provide a separate facility for any individual or to otherwise physically alter any existing restroom or changing facility.
The Amendment does not prohibit any employer or public accommodation from addressing issues that may arise from any person’s misuse of restrooms and changing facilities that are not based upon discrimination.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, familial status, military status, disability, religion, age, color, national origin or ancestry, you or your attorney can contact the EEOC or the Kansas Human Rights Commission.
The City cannot accept discrimination complaints on sexual orientation and/or gender identity before the ordinance becomes effective. Further, the City can only accept discrimination complaints for discrimination that occurred after the ordinance’s effective date.