Life in Delaware County

Lawsuit Filed Against City Of Delaware For Violating Housing Laws, Dispatch Reports

30 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

The Columbus Dispatch has reported that a federal class action lawsuit was filed Monday accusing the City of Delaware of violating federal fair housing laws.

The allegations state that these laws were violated because of inflated building fees intended to keep minorities out of the city. The City of Delaware issued a statement, the article stated, saying that ““We are confident that these claims lack merit and the City will ultimately prevail.”

The plaintiff, Seattle House LLC, owns the 240 unit Seattle House one and two bedroom apartment complex on US 36. It was approved in a split vote of Delaware City Council back in September 2018. More…

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Discrimination Action Filed Against American Freight

16 Feb , 2019  

An action has been filed against a Delaware-based chain related to alleged hiring discrimination. The following press release was shared by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

American Freight Management Company, LLC d/b/a American Freight Furniture and Mattress, violated federal anti-discrimination laws by engaging in systemic discrimination against female applicants, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week. The lawsuit charges that American Freight refused to hire or even consider a class of female applicants for employment because of their sex. More…