United States v. Timothy Britton (W.D. Pa.)
On May 19, 2023, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Timothy Britton, et al. (W.D. Pa.). The complaint alleges that Timothy Britton discriminated on the basis of sex in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by sexually harassing female tenants since at least 2016. The complaint alleges that Mr. Britton made repeated and unwelcome sexual comments to female tenants, touched female tenants’ bodies without their permission, requested sexual contact, offered reduced or free rent in exchange for sexual contact, and took adverse housing-related actions against female tenants who refused his sexual advances. The complaint also names as a defendant Britton Enterprises, LLC, which operates the rental properties where the harassment occurred. The complaint seeks monetary damages for individuals who have been harmed by the defendants’ conduct, a civil penalty from the defendants to vindicate the public interest, and an order prohibiting future discrimination.
Press Release – (5/19/2023)