It is unlawful in the City of Prairie Village to discriminate against individuals in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may file a claim with the City Clerk’s office using this claim form. All discrimination claims must be filed with the City within 60 days of the last act of discrimination.
Please note that the City of Prairie Village only investigates discrimination claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Discrimination claims based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status, disability, marital status, military status, or age should be filed with the Kansas Human Rights Commission.
Upon receiving a discrimination claim based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the City will provide the information to our City prosecutor, who will notify the respondents and will give them 30 days to respond in writing to the claim. The City prosecutor will then have 60 days to investigate the claim. Upon completion of the investigation, the prosecutor will determine whether probable cause exists that an unlawful discriminatory practice occurred. If probable cause exists, the prosecutor will notify the complainant and respondents to request conciliation and settlement. If a party refuses to participate, or if a settlement agreement is not executed within 60 days of the date of the finding of probable cause, the matter will be referred to the municipal judge for a hearing. If the municipal judge finds that a violation of the City’s non-discrimination ordinance occurred, the judge can award the complainant actual damages or issue a civil penalty up to $1,000 for each violation.
Any individual making false, malicious, or unfounded accusations against an entity subject to this non-discrimination ordinance is guilty of a violation, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of $100 for each such violation.