What’s going on with the Hotels in Kansas City?
Kansas City, Mo.
— Kansas City hotels are having a tough time keeping the good people of the city entertained.
And now, the city is on the brink of a lawsuit from the owner of the iconic “KANSAS CITY” hotel chain.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the owner claims that the city of Kansas City has violated the state’s Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination against people based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sex and familial status.
The lawsuit is part of a broad coalition of cities and other entities fighting back against what they see as the city’s treatment of hotel workers.
The suit accuses the city and its employees of not providing equal opportunities for those with disabilities and the elderly, and of using “unjust and unlawful” policies to fire and harass workers who have filed complaints.
The city claims it was not required to comply with the federal Fair Housing act, and that it is entitled to sue over any alleged violation of the act.
Kansas City hotel workers filed a lawsuit in September 2015 alleging that they were subjected to “unfair and unreasonable” and “unlawful” work practices.
The complaint says that the hotel chain retaliated against employees who have complained about harassment.
Kansas city has hired an independent investigator to look into the allegations and will have to determine whether any laws were broken.
The city says that its lawsuit is “without merit” and is “unprecedented in its scope.”
The city’s attorneys have argued that they are not trying to shut down the city, but to protect employees from retaliation.
“This is a very unusual case in terms of the way that the state of Kansas has gone about investigating allegations of discrimination against our workers,” said Kansas City attorney Richard Davenport.