Jamie Hein hung a “White Only” sign at her pool after her tenant, Michael Gunn, had his biracial daughter visit and swim in the pool. Gunn, who is white, brought a case against the pool and Jamie Hein. In September, 2011, the Commission ruled that Jamie Hein had violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by discriminating against a teenage girl with the sign, which she posted while the girl was visiting the pool in a duplex, where her father lived. Hein appealed to the Civil Rights Commission to reconsider her right to post a “whites only” sign. The Commission upheld the ruling in a 4-0 vote. The commission ruled the sign “restricts the social interaction between Caucasians and African-Americans and reinforces discriminatory actions aimed at oppressing people of color.” Full article.

Striving for equality is a constant battle in America. Despite many laws put into place to prevent discrimination and equality, it seems that there still persists inequality in many instances across the country. In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.

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