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Filing a Complaint

Where to Go

  • If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination in the City of New York, you may file a complaint with the Law Enforcement Bureau of the NYC Commission on Human Rights, located at 100 Gold Street, Suite 4600, in lower Manhattan. Commission services are free of charge.
  • You cannot file a complaint with the NYC commission on Human Rights if you have already filed the same complaint with the NYS Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or in any court.

Time Limit

  • The NYC Human Rights Law requires that the complaint be filed within one year of the last alleged act of discrimination.


  • To schedule an appointment, please call 311 (or (212) NEW-YORK) or (212) 306-7450. If you are unable to travel to the Commission’s offices, we will make alternative arrangements.
  • When you visit the Commission, you will meet with a staff attorney to discuss the allegations of discrimination.

What to Bring

  • To expedite the interview process, please bring all relevant information covered in the complaint with you such as names, addresses, and phone numbers of the people or organizations you are charging and the exact dates of the events.
  • Photo identification