What is "unlawful discrimination"?
Unlawful discrimination is when someone is treated differently by an employer, housing provider, or public accommodation because they are a member of a protected class. The term "discrimination" shall mean any difference in treatment, terms, conditions, or practices based on race, color, age*, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, or physical disability.
How do I know if I am being discriminated against?
You may have been discriminated against, if:
- You are treated differently from others in a similar situation because of your race, color, age*, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, or physical disability; and
- You are harmed by the treatment
Your issue can be resolved through conciliation to include compensation for any actual losses incurred because of the discrimination.
*Not applicable in housing or public accommodations.
If I feel like I am being discriminated against, what should I do?
Speak with an investigator of the Albuquerque Human Rights Office by calling 505-768-4589, or e-mailing us at email@example.com.
What can the Human Rights Office do for me?
The Albuquerque Human Rights Office provides for resolution of discrimination complaints, community outreach, technical assistance, and a broad range of other human rights related activities. Discrimination complaints are addressed and/or conciliated in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
All of our services are free of charge.