- What is "Unlawful Discrimination?"
- How do I know if I am being discriminated against?
- If I feel like I am being discriminated against, what should I do?
- What can the Office of Diversity & Human Rights Office do for me?
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.
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.
The Office of Diversity and Human Rights 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.