Human Rights Commission

Contact Us

Rabbi Dr. Steven A. Moss
Chairperson

Dawn A. Lott, Esq.
Executive Director

Phone: (631) 853-5480
Fax: (631) 853-5478

Email:

humanrights@suffolkcountyny.gov

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Office Location: 

H. Lee Dennison Building 
100 Veterans Memorial Hwy 
Third Floor
Hauppauge, NY  11788

Human Rights Commission

The Suffolk County Human Rights Law was expanded (effective January 21, 2015) to include Domestic Violence Victims, Veteran Status, Military Status and Lawful Source of Income as protected categories under the law.

The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission  is a county agency that was created in 1963 to enforce the various laws against discrimination.  The Commission consists of 15 Commission Members who volunteer their time to meet monthly and establish policy, and 5 full-time paid staff members.   The primary objective of the Commission is to work toward the elimination of bias and discrimination in Suffolk County.  This is achieved through public education and complaint investigation.

DISCRIMINATION is ILLEGAL!

in Employment, Housing, Credit, Places of Public Accommodation and Volunteer Firefighting

Call to speak with a Human Rights Investigator at 631-853-5480

if you believe you have been treated unfairly because of your 

  • Race
  • Sex 
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Military Status
  • Veteran Status
  • Arrest/Conviction Record
  • Religion/Creed
  • Lawful Source of Income
  • Status as a Victim of Domestic Violence
  • Age
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Pregnancy 
  • Familial Status
  • Marital Status 
  • Alienage or Citizenship Status

There is no fee charged for our services! Call for confidential advice and assistance. Our professional staff will assess your allegations and your options will be explained. Immigration status is not an impediment to filing. Language assistance services are available free of charge.

Click Here to File a Complaint

Presione aquí para presentar una queja

In addition to investigating violations of the Human Rights laws, the Commission also accepts complaints of undue force or discriminatory treatment against the Suffolk County Police Department.

                                Police Complaint Intake Form                                

Aplicación de querellas en contra de la policia

To learn more about Human Rights (video for all ages), click on the video preview below::

words that read what are human rights

To learn more about The Rights of The Child, click on the video preview below:

a blue clay humanoid figure standing next to two glasses, one filled with water. Above the humanoid's head are the words, the right to water

2017 Human Rights Award Dinner

The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission

Cordially invites you to attend our
2017 Human Rights Award Dinner

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH ~ 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM
Villa Lombardi’s
877 Main Street, Holbrook, NY


Honorees:

THE ELIZABETH GUANILL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR VOLUNTEERISM
ASTRID FIDELIA
THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION AWARD
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT PROJECT
THE HUMAN RIGHTS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ROBERTA RICHIN
(AWARDED POSTHUMOUSLY)
THE LAWRENCE TIMPA MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
LAURA LEMUS & CHRISTINA VARGAS
THE HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN EDUCATION
DR. KATIE KELLY ~ JANINE MAZZIE
BAY SHORE HIGH SCHOOL PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM

To download a copy of the flyer, click here.

For more information and to register, click here.

To view Sponsorship information, click here.