Understanding Your Rights as a Tenant with a Disability Covered Disabilities Disabled tenants are protected against housing discrimination by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). FEHA defines disability broadly to include both physical and mental impairments, including: HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, epilepsy, heart disease, […]
When Managers Are Required Apartment buildings with sixteen or more units must have a resident manager. Resident Apartment Managers as Licensees To have tenant protections, a resident manager must be more than just an employee/licensee. In rent-controlled jurisdictions, managers not considered tenants can be forced to leave when their employment is terminated.
Landlord Sexual Harassment Under California law, a tenant can recover against a landlord for sexual harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act or the Unruh Civil Rights Act. Brown v. Smith, 55 Cal. App. 4th 767 (1997) and Civil Code § 51 et seq. Unruh Civil Rights Act To prove a claim for sexual harassment […]