WHO IS YOUR EMPLOYER?

The Seattle Office of Civil Rights is investigating whether discounts given exclusively to employees of certain companies is discriminatory.  Some landlords give discounts to employees of companies like Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon.  Equally qualified tenants who work for “non-preferred” employers are charged higher rent and/or deposits.  Critics, including the NAACP, claim the practice is discriminatory because the companies receiving the discounts are primarily “white and male.”The general rule of thumb is be consistent in all policies and to document everything.

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About Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management

As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management.
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