Important Tips

Before filing a discrimination charge, review any related anti-discrimination policies to determine if it's possible to file a complaint directly with the employer. If your employer has instituted internal grievance procedures, it may be a good idea to file a claim internally as well as contacting us.

Try to keep track of when the discrimination happened. Recording specific dates and details will make for a more thorough and accurate investigation of the incident.

Remember to file your complaint as soon as possible in order to fully protect your legal rights.

Cooperate fully with the investigation of the claim. It's important to provide as much detailed information and evidence as possible.

If your contact information changes after a complaint is filed, you must contact us immediately. If we are unable to contact you during an investigation, your claim may be closed.

Your employer is legally prohibited from retaliating against you after you file the claim and is also forbidden from creating a hostile work environment due to a discrimination charge.