4112-6-01 Housing discrimination charges: notice of filing, answer, commencement of investigation, time limitations, publication of agreements.

(A) Notice of filing of charge. Upon the filing of written charge alleging an unlawful discriminatory housing practice:

(1) The commission shall serve notice upon the complainant acknowledging such filing and advising the complainant of the time limits and choice of forums provided under Chapter 4112. of the Revised Code.

(2) The commission shall promptly serve on the respondent a notice advising such respondent of the procedural rights and obligations of respondents under Chapter 4112. of the Revised Code together with a copy of the original charge.

(3) Each respondent may file an answer to such charge.

(B) Commencement of investigation. The investigation of any charge alleging an unlawful discriminatory housing practice shall commence not later than the thirtieth day after receipt of the charge.

(C) Time limitation for commission action. The commission shall make a final administrative disposition of a charge alleging an unlawful discriminatory housing practice within one year of the date of receipt of a charge, unless it is impracticable to do so. If the commission is unable to do so, it shall notify the complainant and respondent, in writing, of the reasons for not doing so. No complaint shall be valid unless issued within one year after the charge which results in the issuance of the complaint is filed.

(D) Publication of conciliation agreements. Each agreement for conciliation of any charge alleging an unlawful discriminatory housing practice under Chapter 4112. of the Revised Code shall be made public.

Effective: 10/21/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/22/2013 and 10/21/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4112.04
Rule Amplifies: 4112.04 , 4112.05
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/92 (Emer), 10/2/92, 1/11/98