Familial Status Discrimination – Part III: Potential Liability for Landlords

Author: Trina M. Clayton There has been a marked increase in familial status suits over the past several years, with many more that settle under confidential agreements for monetary damages, making the potential for these claims quite serious.  A landlord found to be in violation of familial status housing laws could incur any number of penalties including: Civil penalties of up to $16,000 for a first violation and $65,000 for future violations; Actual damages to reimburse a tenant or prospective … Continued