18.10 Equal Employment Opportunity; Prohibiting Discrimination; Gender.
   (A)   The City of Hamilton shall provide equal opportunity in City employment for all persons.
   (B)   Discrimination in City employment is prohibited because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, ancestry, or age, except that age limitations may be required for original appointments to the positions of police officer and firefighter to the extent permitted by law.
   (C)   Whenever this Charter uses words of one gender, such words shall be construed to include the other genders.  Such use is for convenience purposes only and shall not be construed to be discriminatory based upon sex.