Discrimination Complaint

You can make a complaint with the NYC Commission on Human Rights if you believe that you have been a victim of discrimination in employment, housing, or public accommodations or a discriminatory act committed by a member of the public. Discrimination includes the inability to access housing or public accommodations because of a disability, such as the lack of a wheelchair ramp or bars installed in a bathroom. Discrimination also includes bias-based or discriminatory attacks, threats, insults or interference with basic rights committed by a member of the public.

You can report discrimination based on:

  • Race/national origin/color
  • Religion/creed
  • Age
  • Alienage or citizenship status (non-citizen or immigration status)
  • Gender/gender identity/gender expression, including denial of bathroom access
  • Pregnancy/caring for a child or sick family member
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability, including failure to accommodate
  • Marital/partnership Status
  • Employment
    • Domestic violence/stalking/sex offense
    • Arrest/conviction records
    • Credit history
  • Housing
    • Children living in the home
    • Source of household income/occupation
    • Domestic violence/stalking/sex offense