Wash. Admin. Code § 162-40-251 - Remedies

Current through Register Vol. 21-18, September 15, 2021

An administrative law judge may order, or the commission's staff may propose upon a finding of reasonable cause to believe a violation of chapter 49.60 RCW has occurred, or in prefinding settlement efforts, remedies, including but not limited to:

(1) Requiring the creditor to establish in writing nondiscriminatory criteria for the granting of credit.
(2) Requiring the creditor or consumer reporting agency to conduct training sessions of its employees and agents in order to insure that the employees and agents are aware of their responsibilities and liabilities under the Washington state law against discrimination RCW 49.60.240, 49.60.250, and 49.60.225 and Regulation B of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Section 202.14.
(3) Requiring the creditor to pay actual or special damages to aggrieved parties.
(4) Requiring the creditor to submit to the commission proof that it has ceased said discriminatory practices and implemented a policy of nondiscrimination.
(5) Requiring that the creditor conduct remedial advertising.
(6) Requiring the creditor to offer credit to the aggrieved parties.
(7) Requiring the creditor or consumer reporting agency to revise the structure and content of its files to eliminate discrimination and to remove all references to the complaint from the complainant's file.
(8) Requiring the posting of a notice in view of applicants for credit stating that it is an unfair practice for any person furnishing credit to deny or terminate such credit or to adversely affect an individual's credit standing because of such individual's race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or marital status.
(9) Requiring the distribution of these regulations to each of its employees and agents who determine, influence, or effectuate the creditor's policies and practices.


Wash. Admin. Code § 162-40-251

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 00-01-177, § 162-40-251, filed 12/21/99, effective 1/21/00; Order 34, § 162-40-251, filed 6/30/77.

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