The victim should use any employer complaint mechanism or grievance system available.When investigating allegations of sexual harassment, looks at the whole record: the circumstances, such as the nature of the sexual advances, and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred.Many jurisdictions are working together to harmonise their legislation, and harmonised or 'model' laws have been developed and enacted on more than 80 issues.A list of the issues and associated Acts is available from the Australasian Parliamentary Counsel’s Committee website .The Fair Housing Act applies to landlords renting or leasing space in their primary residence only if the residence contains living quarters occupied or intended to be occupied by three or more other families living independently of each other, such as an owner-occupied rooming house.The Fair Housing Act has been strengthened since its adoption in 1968, but enforcement continues to be a concern among housing advocates.
Calls for open housing were issued early in the twentieth century, but it was not until after World War II that concerted efforts to achieve it were undertaken. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has delegated fair housing enforcement and compliance activities to HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) and HUD's Office of General Counsel.Work is continuing on other issues through bodies including the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) .Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.FHEO funds and has working agreements with many state and local governmental agencies where "substantially equivalent" fair housing laws are in place.Under these agreements, FHEO refers complaints to the state or locality where the alleged incident occurred, and those agencies investigate and process the case instead of FHEO.
The Fair Housing Act was enacted as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and codified at 42 U. As of August 2017, the head of FHEO is Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Anna Maria Farias, whose appointment was confirmed on August 3, 2017.