What if the complaint cannot be referred to another public agency and it is accepted for investigation by the City?

The ordinance outlines a process for the investigation of a complaint, including notifying the respondent (accused), advising them on their procedural rights and obligations, and allow them to file a response to the complaint. The City would use a contracted third-party to conduct the investigation, which may include reviewing statements, conducting interviews, or contacting any witnesses.

If during or after the investigation, it is determined that there is reasonable cause to believe discrimination occurred, the City shall attempt to resolve the complaint between the parties.

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1. What does the NDO prohibit?
2. Are there any exclusions to the ordinance?
3. Does the NDO apply to restrooms or other similar facilities?
4. How could a complaint be filed to report discrimination?
5. How would the complaint be handled?
6. What if the complaint cannot be referred to another public agency and it is accepted for investigation by the City?
7. What if the complaint cannot be resolved between the parties? Is there a penalty?
8. What if there is no reasonable cause found that discrimination occurred?
9. What are the expectations for confidentiality?
10. What if provisions of the ordinance are against my sincerely held religious belief(s)?
11. Are schools included in the NDO?