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Discriminatory Rules Can Be a Costly Mistake

Posted by Joel Kriger | May 09, 2014

 If an association's rules include discriminatory provisions, a resident can file a discrimination claim with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) for association's enforcement of those rules. Such a claim, if successful, can result in the association having to pay significant damages and attorney's fees.  For example, if an association has a rule prohibiting children from playing outside, the rule is discriminatory against families with children and the association can potentially be liable for familial discrimination.  A solution to this problem is for managers and their boards to have their association's rules reviewed by the association's attorney and any discriminatory rules revised or deleted.  Such preventative measures greatly benefit the association and are an important liability prevention tool. If you would like us to review your association's rules, please feel free to contact us.

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Joel Kriger

Founder / Of Counsel Practice Areas: Community Association Counsel Joel M. Kriger is the founder of Kriger Law Firm. A native of Pennsylvania, Joel graduated from Temple University in 1970 and moved to San Diego to attend the University of San Diego School of Law, from which he graduated in 1973. Joel maintai...


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