One of my clients, a 30 year veteran of apartment investing, forwarded a complaint against him by the Department of Fair Employment & Housing for violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Just a short while ago, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing required offending parties and their managers to attend Fair Housing training. Fair enough! I think it is great for everyone to be educated on the issue.
However, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing has a new demand. BIG MONEY. The Department of Fair Employment & Housing settled for 10% of their initial demand.
It was obvious that the settlement made financial sense. However, the client felt as though he had been the victim of a “shake-down” lawsuit by his own state government.