Section 303.1 - Social services district policy.

Section 303.1 Social services district policy. (a) No social services district or official shall establish or apply any policy or practice which would have the effect of discriminating against an individual because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or handicap. This prohibition shall apply to all aid, care, services, benefits or privileges provided directly, or indirectly by other agencies, organizations or institutions participating under contractual or other arrangements.

(b) In the provision of public assistance, child welfare services, other care and services, no social services district or any member of its staff shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or handicap:

(1) deny an individual any aid, care, services, other benefits or privileges provided by the district;

(2) provide any aid, care, services, other benefits or privileges to an individual which are different, or are provided in a different manner, from that provided to others;

(3) subject an individual to segregation or separate treatment in any matter related to his receipt of any aid, care, services, other benefits or privileges;

(4) restrict an individual in any way in the enjoyment of any advantage or privilege enjoyed by others receiving any aid, care, services, other benefits or privileges;

(5) treat an individual differently from others in determining whether he satisfies any eligibility or other requirement or condition which individuals must meet in order to receive any aid, care, services, other benefits or privileges;

(6) deny any individual an opportunity to participate in a program through the provision of services or otherwise or afford him an opportunity to do so which is different from that afforded others under the program (including the opportunity to participate in the program as an employee where the primary objective of the program is to provide employment, including a program under which the employment is provided to reduce unemployment);

(7) make distinction in relation to use of physical facilities, intake and application procedures, caseload assignments, determination of the amount and type of aid, care, services and other benefits under the program and use thereof.

(c) No social services district or official shall establish any employment policy or practice which would have the effect of discriminating against an individual because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or handicap.

 

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