Is sexual harassment covered by fair housing law?
  • Yes – the law's ban on housing discrimination based on sex includes sexual harassment
  • Courts have recognized two types of sexual harassment violations:
    • Quid pro quo – When someone offers or requires rent in exchange for sexual favors
    • Hostile environment – Sexual comments, requests for dates, unauthorized entrances or other sexual behavior so severe or pervasive that it changes the nature of tenancy.

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1. What is housing discrimination?
2. What kind of housing is covered?
3. What kind of housing is not covered?
4. What does "familial status" cover?
5. How does the law define "disability?"
6. Is sexual harassment covered by fair housing law?
7. What are some examples of housing discrimination?
8. Are there additional protections if you have a disability?
9. What are requirements for housing to be accessible?
10. How do fair housing laws apply to families?
11. Does “Senior Housing” fall under the prohibition against familial status discrimination?
12. What are Fair Housing Act standards for building accessibility?
13. Can I be denied housing because I have a Section 8 voucher?
14. If a landlord has a “no pets” policy, can they refuse to rent to me if I need a service animal?