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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
AGE. Age or age discrimination shall have the same meaning as defined in IC 22-9-2-1.
DISABILITY. Physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities, or a record of such an impairment and includes a person who is regarded as having such an impairment.
DISCRIMINATION. Any difference in treatment based on race, sex, color, religion, disability, ancestry, national origin, place of birth or sexual orientation. DISCRIMINATION also shall mean the exclusion of a person from or failure or refusal to extend to a person equal opportunities because of race, sex, religion, color, disability, ancestry, national origin, place of birth or sexual orientation.
LABOR ORGANIZATION. Any organization which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or for other mutual aid or protection in relation to employment.
NEIGHBORHOOD. A group of residences which are in relative proximity of each other within the metropolitan area of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
OWNER. The lessor, sublessor, assignor or managing agent or other person having the right of ownership or possession or the right to sell, rent, or lease any housing accommodation.
PERSON. An association, partnership or corporation, as well as a natural person. PERSON, as applied to partnerships or other associations, includes their members, and as applied to corporations, includes their officers and Director. The term person also includes any individual acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, whether appointed by the court or otherwise. The term shall include the City of Fort Wayne and all other units of local government within the territorial jurisdiction of said city, including Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Allen County Welfare Department and all other county departments within said territorial jurisdiction.
REAL ESTATE BROKER. Any person as defined herein, who, for a fee or other valuable consideration, sells, purchases, exchanges, or rents or negotiates the sale, purchase, exchange or rental of the real property of another, or holds himself or herself out as engaged in the business of selling, purchasing, exchanging, or renting the real estate of another, or collects rental for the use of real property of another.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. May include:
(1) Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities; and
(2) Job restructuring, part-time or modified work schedules, reassignment to a vacant position, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices, appropriate adjustment or modifications of examinations, training materials or policies, the provision of qualified readers or interpreters, and other similar accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
RETALIATION. The actions of any person in discrimination against any other person with regard to or denying any other person access to or opportunities in employment, because any such other person has opposed any practice made unlawful by this chapter, or because such other person has made a charge, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this chapter.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Male or female homosexuality, heterosexuality and bisexuality, real or perceived, by orientation or practice.
('74 Code, § 15-3) (Ord. G-21-78, passed 7-25-78; Am. Ord. G-22-00, passed 8-8-00; Am. Ord. G-16-01, passed 11-13-01; Am. Ord. G-20-03, passed 5-27-03)