For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BURIAL LOT. Any lot for the burial of deceased persons within any public burial ground or cemetery, including, but not limited to, cemeteries owned and operated by municipal corporations, townships or companies or associations incorporated for cemetery purposes.
   COMMISSION. The Dennison Human Relations Commission.
   DISCRIMINATE. Includes segregate or separate.
   EMPLOYEE. Does not include any individual employed in the domestic service of any person.
   EMPLOYER. Includes the state, or any political or civil subdivision thereof, any person employing four or more persons within the state and any person acting in the interest of an employer, directly or indirectly.
   EMPLOYMENT AGENCY. Includes any person regularly undertaking with or without compensation to procure opportunities to work or to procure, recruit, refer or place employees.
   HANDICAP. A medically diagnosable, abnormal condition which is expected to continue for a considerable length of time, whether correctable or uncorrectable by good medical practice, which can reasonably be expected to limit the person’s functional ability, including, but not limited to, seeing, hearing, thinking, ambulating, climbing, descending, lifting, grasping, sitting, rising, any related function, or any limitation due to weakness and significantly decreased endurance, so that he or she can not perform his or her everyday routine living and working without significantly increased hardship and vulnerability to what are considered the everyday obstacles and hazards encountered by the nonhandicapped.
      (1)   Includes any building or structure or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied as the home residence or sleeping place of one or more individuals, groups or families whether or not living independently of each other; and any vacant land offered for sale or leased for commercial housing.
      (2)   It also includes any housing accommodations held or offered for sale or rent by a real estate broker, salesman or agent, or by any other person, pursuant to authorization of the owner, by the owner himself or herself, or by his or her legal representative.
   LABOR ORGANIZATION. Includes 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 or protection in relation to employment.
   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, but is not limited to, any owner, lessor, assignor, builder, manager, broker, salesman, agent, employee, lending institution; and the state, and all political subdivisions, authorities, agencies, boards and commissions thereof.
   PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION. Any inn, restaurant, eating house, barbershop, public conveyance by air, land or water, theater, store or other place for the sale of merchandise, or any other place where the accommodation, advantages, facilities or privileges thereof are available to the public.
   RESTRICTIVE COVENANT. Any specification limiting the transfer, rental, lease or other use of any housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or handicap, or any limitation based upon affiliation with or approval by any person, directly or indirectly, employing race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, or handicap as a condition of affiliation or approval.
   UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE. Any act prohibited by § 94.02.
(Ord. 1751, passed 5-15-1980)