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File #: 16-6451    Version: 1 Name: HEALTHY WORKFORCE AND HEALTHCARE ACCESS AMENDMENT
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Filed
File created: 11/16/2016 In control: Workforce, Housing & Community Development Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2016 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT HEALTHY WORKFORCE AND HEALTHCARE ACCESS AMENDMENT NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 42 - Human Relations, Article II. Human Rights, Section 42-39 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows: Sec. 42-39. - County facilities, services and programs. (a) Prohibition. No person shall engage in unlawful discrimination in the provision or distribution of any Cook County ("County") facilities, services, or programs. (1) National Origin. No person shall discriminate in the provision or distribution of any County facilities, services, or programs based on national origin under the guise of discrimination based on an individual's immigration status. Nothing in this article shall be construed to conflict with any Federal or State law or regulation. (2) Immigration Status. No person shall discriminate in the provision or distribution of any County facilities, services or programs based on immigrat...
Sponsors: BRIDGET GAINER, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

HEALTHY WORKFORCE AND HEALTHCARE ACCESS AMENDMENT

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 42 - Human Relations, Article II. Human Rights, Section 42-39 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows:

Sec. 42-39. - County facilities, services and programs.

(a) Prohibition. No person shall engage in unlawful discrimination in the provision or distribution of any Cook County ("County") facilities, services, or programs.

(1) National Origin. No person shall discriminate in the provision or distribution of any County facilities, services, or programs based on national origin under the guise of discrimination based on an individual's immigration status. Nothing in this article shall be construed to conflict with any Federal or State law or regulation.

(2) Immigration Status. No person shall discriminate in the provision or distribution of any County facilities, services or programs based on immigration status or documentation of immigration status. County services for the purpose of this provision include, but are not limited to, health services provided by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and legal services provided by the Cook County Public Defender's Office. Nothing in this article shall be construed to conflict with any Federal or State law or regulation.

(b) Exception. The Cook County Commission on Human Rights ("Commission") as defined in Section 42-34 shall adopt rules specifying any exceptions to the prohibition contained in this section based on bona fide considerations of public policy.

(c) Sexual harassment.

(1) No person shall engage in sexual harassment in the provision or distribution of any County facilities, services, or programs.

(2) When used in this subsection, the term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or conduct of a sexual nature when:

a. Submission to such conduct is an ex...

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