The City of Mount Pleasant intends that no individual be denied the equal protection of the laws or the enjoyment of his or her civil rights.
In accordance with Chapter 39 of the City code, the City protects against discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, family status, sexual orientation or gender identity. The incident must have occurred within the City limits and must be within the context of housing, employment or public accommodations and services.
What do I do if I am discriminated against?
- Record the facts of the incident: date(s), place, names, known witnesses, other pertinent facts.
- Fill out the attached Human Rights Initial Inquiry Form and return it to the City Manager’s office in City Hall by mail or in person. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged violation.
What happens after I file?
- The City Manager’s office will contact you to discuss your concerns and schedule a conference.
- The City Manager shall review the complaint and in his or her reasonable discretion do any of the following:
- Undertake, or refer to City staff or City Attorney to undertake an investigation of the alleged violation.
- Refer the matter to an authorized city official or the City Attorney to issue a municipal civil infraction citation and prosecute the violation as a municipal civil infraction.
- Refer the matter to the Isabella County Trial Court Alternative Program for Dispute Resolution, or other organization for conciliation or facilitative mediation services.
- Notify the complainant that no city action will be taken related to the complaint.
- For any complaint alleging a violation of state or federal law, the City Manager shall refer the complainant to the appropriate state or federal agency responsible for investigation and enforcement of such alleged violations.
Find the Human Rights Ordinance language here.