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File #: O-400-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed
File created: 8/6/2021 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 12/2/2021 Final action:
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTER 92 TO PROHIBIT CREDIT DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: Paula McCraney (D-7), Bill Hollander (D-9), Jecorey Arthur (D-4), Jessica Green (D-1), Donna L. Purvis (D-5)
Attachments: 1. O-400-21 V.2 CAM 091621 PREVENTING CREDIT WORTHINESS DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT.pdf, 2. O-400-21 PROPOSED CAM 091621 PREVENTING CREDIT WORTHINESS DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT.pdf, 3. O-400-21 V.1 081221 Preventing Credit Worthiness Discrim in Employment.pdf
ORDINANCE NO.__________, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTER 92 TO PROHIBIT CREDIT DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT (AS AMENDED).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS MCCRANEY, HOLLANDER,
ARTHUR, GREEN, AND PURVIS

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government ("Council") prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing in Chapter 92 of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Code of Ordinances ("LMCO"); and
WHEREAS, Council authorizes the Human Relations Commission, an agency within Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government ("Metro"), to enforce violations of Council's anti-discriminatory ordinances; and
WHEREAS, Council views an individual's creditworthiness to rarely be relevant to employment decisions, and that consumer reports should not be requested for most employment positions available within Metro; and
WHEREAS, recent job losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic have caused many of Metro's citizens to need to re-apply for employment; and
WHEREAS, Council intends to stop employers from using consumer credit history when making employment decisions - a practice Council believes to have a disproportionately negative effect on unemployed people, low income communities, communities of color, women, domestic violence survivors, families with children, divorced individuals, and those with student loans and/or medical bills; and
WHEREAS, Metro has an interest in enforcing its anti-discrimination employment ordinances to ensure that all Metro residents are free from unlawful discrimination with regard to employment opportunities; and
WHEREAS, Council intends to amend Title 9, Chapter 92 and include a provision that prevents employers from using consumer credit history to work a discriminatory effect against Metro's citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ...

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