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
- Military Status
- Veteran Status
- Arrest/Conviction Record
- Lawful Source of Income
- Status as a Victim of Domestic Violence
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
- 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
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