OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the request of the Chairman of the Commission on Human Relations and the Commissioner of Family and Support Services, I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Mitts, Burnett, Graham, Ervin, Brookins, Austin, Suarez, Harris, and Moore, an ordinance amending Chapter 2-160 of the Municipal Code regarding employment discrimination.
Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,
SECTION 1. Section 2-160-010 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken and inserting the language underscored, as follows:
2-160-010 Declaration of city policy.
It is the policy of the City of Chicago to assure that all persons within its jurisdiction shall have equal access to public services and shall be protected in the enjoyment of civil rights, and to promote mutual understanding and respect among all who live and work within this city.
The city council of the City of Chicago hereby declares and affirms:
that prejudice, intolerance, bigotry and discrimination occasioned thereby threaten the rights and proper privileges of the city's inhabitants and menace the institutions and foundation of a free and democratic society; and
that behavior which denies equal treatment to any individual because of his or her race, color, sex, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, or credit or criminal history (as to employment only),, undermines civil order and deprives persons of the benefits of a free and open society.
Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed as supporting or advocating any particular lifestyle or religious view. To the contrary, it is the intention of this ordinance that all persons be...Click here for full text