547.01  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Age," for the purpose of this chapter, means 40 years of age and older.
   (b)    "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including the functions of caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working; a record of a physical or mental impairment; or being regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.
   (c)    "Discrimination" or "to discriminate" means and includes any act, practice or course of conduct constituting or resulting in inequality of treatment of any person because of race, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, in the area of matters relating to employment.
   (d)    "Employee" includes all persons except those engaged in domestic service, personal service or an employee of an organization or institution whose services are limited to members of a single religious faith or race or national group.
   (e)    "Employer" includes the City and any officer or employee thereof, any person  employing four or more persons, and any person acting in the interest of an employer, directly or indirectly.
   (f)    "Employment agency" means any person, company, partnership, association or corporation, which undertakes with or without compensation to procure opportunities to work, recruit, refer or place employees.
   (g)    "Labor organization" means any organization which exists for the purpose in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or for other mutual aid and protection in relation to employment.
   (h)    "Person" includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, organizations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and other organized groups of persons. It also includes the City of Canton and any officer or employee thereof. Whenever used in any clause prescribing and imposing a penalty, the term "person" or "whoever" as applied to partnerships, unions or associations, shall mean the partners or members thereof who knowingly participate in acts of discrimination; and as applied to a corporation, the officers thereof.
   (i)    "The Board" means the City Fair Employment Practices Board as created by Section 547.03.
   (j)    "Unlawful discriminatory employment practice" means any activity or act prohibited by Section 547.02
      (Ord. 153-2012.  Passed 9-24-12.)