Employment Discrimination Resources

On this page, you'll find a list of helpful resources on employment discrimination law available online. We have organized some of the ones we think are particularly good by listing national resources first, and then listing resources by state in the table below. In particular, this article covers where to file a discrimination charge in each of the US states. If you click on a link below it will take you to a state's listing.

If you think we've missed a good one, write us a comment at the end of this article.

 StateWebsiteWhat it covers
  National Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC") has a wealth of excellent information on discrimination, and is the place to file a charge of discrimination under many federal laws. There is so much information though, that it can be intimidating. The starting place to file a charge of discrimination is here:

  National ADA National Network National Network to provide information, guidance and training on implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act
  Alabama Alabama Department of Labor Alabama does not have an administrative agency in charge of enforcing anti-discrimination laws. If your workplace is in Alabama, you file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.

Alabama's Department of Labor does have an office that accepts and investigates charges of discrimination in relation to programs in Alabama financed by Title 1 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA is a US federal Department of Labor program. The link to Alabama's Department of Labor page is here.
  Alaska Alaska State Commission for Human Rights The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights accepts and investigates employment discrimination claims.
  Arizona Arizona Attorney General Arizona's attorney general handles charges of discrimination in Arizona, and has offices in Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott. The EEOC has an office in Phoenix. The link here takes you to the Arizona Attorney General's website on filing a charge of discrimination charge.
  Arizona Community Legal Services of Arizona - Employment Law Community Legal Services of Arizona's page on Employment Law describes how to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC or the Arizona Attorney General.
  Arkansas Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver Arkansas does not have an administrative agency in charge of enforcing anti-discrimination laws. If your workplace is in Arkansas, you file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC. This website is from an Arkansas employment law firm that has a helpful graphic explaining the process for filing with the EEOC.
  California California Department of Fair Employment and Housing California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing accepts and investigates charges of employment discrimination and has extensive information on discrimination issues. The page to start with your complaint filing is here:

  California California Department of Industrial Relations California's Department of Industrial Relations accepts and investigates claims in relation to retaliation and equal pay. The starting place to file a charge of discrimination with California's Department of Industrial Relations is here:

  California CalChamber Calchamber manages employee discrimination cases for employers and has some very useful online tools for understanding employment discrimination.
  California Legal Aid at Work Legal Aid at Work publishes useful fact sheets on employment discrimination law. You can find a full list of their information here. Some of the fact sheet topics are:

  Colorado Colorado Civil Rights Division The Colorado Civil Rights Division is the state administrative agency in Colorado for accepting and investigating charges of discrimination. The starting place to file a charge of discrimination with Colorado's Civil Rights Division is here:

  Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Connecticut's Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination in Connecticut. The starting place to file a charge of discrimination with Connecticut's Civil Rights Division is here:

  Delaware Department of Labor Office of Anti-Discrimination The Office of Anti-Discrimination at the Delaware Department of Labor is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination in Delaware. The starting place to file a charge of discrimination with Delaware's Civil Rights Division is here:

  Florida Florida Commission on Human Relations The Florida Commission on Human Relations is Florida's version of the EEOC. The starting place to file a charge of discrimination with Florida's Commission on Human Relations is here:

  Florida Online Sunshine: The Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature Online Sunshine is the internet website for Florida's legislature and is where you can find Florida's anti-discrimination laws.
  Florida Pinellas County Office of Human Rights Pinellas County's Office of Human Rights represents St. Petersburg.
  Georgia Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity is Georgia's version of the EEOC. You can start the process of filing a charge of discrimination with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity at the link below:

  Georgia Workplace Fairness How to file a discrimination claim in Georgia.
  Georgia Georgia Equality Assistance with discrimination issues with a focus on LGBT advocacy.
  Georgia What employers need to know Overview of discrimination issues for employers from Georgia's Secretary of State.
  Georgia UCLA report on employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity Discussion of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Georgia
  Hawaii Hawaii Civil Rights Commission The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination in Hawaii. The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission's website is not very easy to navigate, so, unless you work for a company that has less than 15 employees (in which case federal employment law does not apply), we recommend you go to the EEOC website.
  Idaho Idaho Human Rights Commission The Idaho Human Rights Commission is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination in Idaho. You can start an inquiry with the Idaho Human Rights Commission by going to this link: 

  Illinois Illinois Department of Human Rights - Filing a charge of discrimination The Illinios Department of Human Rights is Illinois' version of the EEOC. The linked page leads you to how to file a charge of discrimination against your employer in Illinois.
  Illinois Illinois Department of Human Rights - Employment discrimination Materials on employment discrimination and filing a charge of discrimination from the Illinois Department of Human Rights
  Illinois Illinois ADA Project: Disabilities discrimination materials The Illinois ADA Project focuses on discrimination in respect of disabilities
  Illinois Illinois Human Rights Act Text of the Illinois Human Rights Act from the Illinois General Assembly
  Illinois Illinois Legal Aid Online Illinois Legal Aid Online's materials on employment discrimination
  Indiana Indiana Civil Rights Commission The Indiana Civil Rights Commission is the place to file charges of discrimination in Indiana. The link here is the place to start a filing in Indiana. 
  Iowa Iowa Civil Rights Commission The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is the place to file charges of discrimination in Iowa. The link here is the place to start a filing in Iowa:

  Kansas Kansas Human Rights Commission The Kansas Human Rights Commission is the place to file charges of discrimination in Kansas. The link here is the place to start a filing in Kansas:

  Kentucky Kentucky Commission on Human Rights The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the place to file charges of discrimination in Kentucky. The link here is the place to start a filing in Kentucky:

  Louisiana Louisiana Commission on Human Rights The Louisiana Commission on Human Rights is the place to file charges of discrimination in Louisiana. The link here is the place to start a filing in Louisiana:

  Maine Maine Human Rights Commission The Maine Human Rights Commission is the place to file charges of discrimination in Maine. The link here is the place to start a filing in Maine:

  Maryland State of Maryland Commission on Civil Rights The State of Maryland Commission on Civil Rights is the place to file a charge of discrimination in Maryland. Here are two helpful links:

  Maryland Maryland Legal Aid discrimination brochure Maryland Legal Aid publishes a helpful brochure on discrimination at this link.
  Maryland US Attorney General for the District of Maryland The US Attorney General for the District of Maryland maintains a helpful link on civil rights violations here.
  Massachusetts Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination The Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination is the state administrative agency that manages charges of discrimination.
  Michigan Michigan Department of Civil Rights Michigan's Department of Civil Rights is the Michigan equivalent of the EEOC. To file a charge of discrimination with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, start here:

  Michigan Michigan Tech Federal and (Michigan) State Nondiscrimination Laws and Regulations
  Michigan City of Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission Filing a discrimination charge in Ann Arbor
  Minnesota Minnesota Department of Human Rights The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is the state administrative agency that accepts and investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, this is the place to start:

  Mississippi Mississippi Department of Employment Security Mississippi does not have a state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination. Charges of discrimination in Mississippi are handled by the EEOC.

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has a helpful page on its website describing how employment issues are handled in Mississippi, which is linked here.
  Missouri Missouri Commission on Human Rights The Missouri Commission on Human Rights is the state administrative agency that accepts and investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, this is the place to start:

  Missouri Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has helpful information on discrimination law in Missouri.
  Montana State of Montana Employment Relations Division The Employment Relations Division of Montana's Department of Labor & Industry is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, this is the place to start:

  Nebraska Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission The Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, this is the place to start:

  Nevada Nevada Equal Rights Commission The Nevada Equal Rights Commission is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, this is the place to start:

  New Hampshire New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights The New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, this is the place to start:

  New Jersey State of New Jersey Division on Civil Rights The State of New Jersey's Division on Civil Rights is the place to file a charge of discrimination in New Jersey. The link goes directly to the page describing how to file a charge of discrimination with the State of New Jersey's Division on Civil Rights. In order to access the intake form, you need to sign up for an online account, or contact the Division by phone.
  New Jersey Legal Services of New Jersey Legal Services of New Jersey has a helpful page outlining "What to do about Employment Discrimination" with an overview of the options for pressing a discrimination complaint in New Jersey.
  New Jersey State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission For complaints against New Jersey State departments, agencies, commissions or colleges, the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission maintains a page on discrimination and affirmative action complaints.
  New Mexico New Mexico Human Rights Bureau The Human Rights Bureau of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is the state administrative agency that investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, this is the place to start:

  New York New York State Division of Human Rights The New York State Division of Human Rights is New York State's equivalent of the EEOC. To file a charge of discrimination with the New York State Division of Human Rights, start here:

  New York Employment Unit of the Legal Aid Society of New York City The Employment Unit of the Legal Aid Society of New York City provides services to low-wage or unemployed workers in New York City.
  New York NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Listing of general legal resources, including where to file a charge of discrimination and where to get legal aid
  New York New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment resources from the New York State Bar Association's website
  New York New York State Division of Human Rights Where to find the text of the New York State Human Rights Law
  New York NYC's Anti-Discrimination Center Helpful resources on the law and civil rights
  North Carolina North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings Civil Rights Division The Civil Rights Division of North Carolina's Office of Administrative Hearings coordinates federal and North Carolina discrimination complaints. To file a charge of discrimination with the Civil Rights Division of North Carolina's Office of Administrative Hearings, start here:

  North Carolina North Carolina Office of State Human Resources Types of discrimination under North Carolina law
  North Carolina Lawhelp.org Know your Rights concerning discrimination at work
  North Dakota North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights The North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights accepts and investigates charges of discrimination under North Dakota's anti-discrimination laws. To file a charge of discrimination with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights, start here:

  Ohio Ohio Civil Rights Commission The Ohio Civil Rights Commission accepts and investigates charges of discrimination in Ohio. To file a charge of discrimination start here:

  Ohio Ohio State Bar Association Article on LGBTQ+ Rights
  Oklahoma Oklahoma Attorney General Office of Civil Rights Enforcement The Office of Civil Rights Enforcement of the Oklahoma Attorney General investigates charges of discrimination in Oklahoma. To file a charge of discrimination start here:

  Oregon Civil Rights Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries The Civil Rights Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries investigates charges of discrimination in Oregon. To file a charge of discrimination start here:

  Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is the equivalent of the EEOC in Pennsylvania. To file a discrimination claim with the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission, start here:

  Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Information on the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  Pennsylvania PAlawhelp.org A guide to employment discrimination
  Pennsylvania Women's Law Project Employment discrimination in Pennsylvania from the Women's Law Project
  Pennsylvania Drexel University Guide to filing an employment discrimination claim in Philadelphia
  Rhode Island Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights The Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights investigates charges of discrimination in Rhode Island. To file a charge of discrimination start here:

  South Carolina South Carolina Human Affairs Commission The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission investigates charges of discrimination in South Carolina. To file a charge of discrimination start here:

  South Dakota Division of Human Rights of the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation The Division of Human Rights of the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation investigates charges of discrimination in South Dakota. To file a charge of discrimination start here:

  Tennessee Tennessee Human Rights Commission The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is the state agency tasked with accepting and investigating charges of discrimination in Tennessee. The link here goes to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission's information on how to file a discrimination claim.
  Texas Texas Workforce Commission The Texas Workforce Commission is the place to file a discrimination charge in Texas. The EEOC has several offices in Texas, where you can file a charge of discrimination. If you're looking for the state equivalent to the EEOC (which is a federal commission), this is it.
  Texas BLR (Business & Learning Resources) Overview of discrimination laws in Texas
  Texas Tarlton Law Overview of federal and Texas discrimination law
  Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division of the Utah Labor Commission The Antidiscrimination and Labor Division of the Utah Labor Commission investigates charges of discrimination in Utah. To file a charge of discrimination start here:

  Vermont Vermont Office of the Attorney General Civil Rights Division The Civil Rights Division of the Office of the Attorney General investigates charges of discrimination. To file a charge of discrimination, start here:

  Vermont Vermont Human Rights Commission The Vermont Human Rights Commission has information on anti-discrimination laws in Vermont.
  Virginia Virginia Attorney General Office of Civil Rights The Virginia Attorney General's Office of Civil Rights is responsible for accepting and investigating claims of discrimination in Virginia. The complaint form for a discrimination charge can be found here:

  Washington Washington State Human Rights Commission The Washington State Human Rights Commission accepts and investigates charges of discrimination. This page on their website has information on discrimination laws in the State of Washington and tells you how to file a charge of discrimination.
  West Virginia West Virginia Human Rights Commission The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is responsible for accepting and investigating claims of discrimination in West Virginia. The complaint form for a discrimination charge can be found here:

  Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has information on employment discrimination, and is the place to file charges of discrimination in the State of Wisconsin.
  Wyoming Wyoming Department of Workforce Services The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services' website explains how to file claims of discrimination in Wyoming. The two complaint forms for discrimination charges can be found here:

 

If you'd like to know how we can help, you can read about our Discrimination Claims Navigator, which you can find on our PartnerVine Access page. The Discrimination Claims Navigator is the first product of PartnerVine Access, our initiative to promote access to justice.You can learn more about the Discrimination Claims Navigator by clicking on the video below.

If you'd like to see the data on on discrimination charges filed at the EEOC, go to our page Data on Discrimination Claims.

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