Amicus Briefs

On September 30, 2020, NWLC  joined the National Fair Housing Alliance, ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and other civil rights groups in submitting a proposed amicus brief to the 11th Circuit in Fox v. Gaines in support of Rita Fox, a tenant who faced ongoing sexual harassment by her landlord, including retaliation when she opposed his advances. The district court held that quid-pro-quo sexual harassment is not actionable sex discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Our amicus brief requests the appellate court to reverse the decision below, specifically explaining that sexual harassment, including as here, quid-pro-quo sex harassment, is sex discrimination under the FHA just as it is actionable sex discrimination under Title VII. The ACLU breaks down the case here.


Published On: October 1, 2020Associated Issues: Economic JusticeSexual Harassment
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