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Legislation #: 900592 Introduction Date: 10/18/1990
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 11/8/1990
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COFRAN
Title: Reaffirming the City of Kansas City's commitment to non-discrimination in employment.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
10/19/1990

Prepare to Introduce

10/18/1990

Referred Audit And Operations Committee

10/24/1990

Be Adopted as a Committee Substitute

10/25/1990

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

11/1/1990

Held on Docket

11/8/1990

Adopted as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 900592

 

Reaffirming the City of Kansas City's commitment to non-discrimination in employment.

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WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City's Personnel Rules and Regulations in Section 1.5 prohibit discrimination in employment matters for any reason other than qualification, merit, fitness for service or lack thereof; and

 

WHEREAS, a person's actual or perceived sexual orientation is not a basis upon which to judge a person's qualification, merit, fitness for service or lack thereof; and

 

WHEREAS, testing positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus is not a basis upon which to judge a person's qualifications, merit, fitness for service or lack thereof; and

 

WHEREAS, state and federal civil rights statutes protect persons against discrimination because of his or her testing positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Council reaffirms its commitment to a non-discriminatory merit system of employment and makes it clear that neither a person's actual or perceived sexual orientation nor the fact that a person has tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus shall have any effect upon hiring, firing, promotion or other terms and conditions of employment with the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Section 2. That the City Council encourages other public and private employers in Kansas City, Missouri to ensure that their employment systems are non-discriminatory and merit-based regarding a person's actual or perceived sexual orientation as well as a person's having tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

 

 

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