Different Bodies Same Rights

Unite against bias and hate.

As New Yorkers, we all have a role to play in creating a city where everyone can live, work, and thrive together. Take the pledge and do your part to foster an inclusive city free from discrimination

To turn your pledge into action today:

Learn More About the Commission 

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (“Commission”) is the city agency that helps individuals and covered entities understand their rights and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL” or “NYC Human Rights Law”).  

Discrimination in Housing, Employment, and Public Spaces 

The NYC Human Rights Law protects individuals that live in, work in, or visit New York City from discrimination in over 25 protected categories.  No one can be discriminated against based on race, religion, national origin, age, immigration status, disability, or other protected classes under the NYC Human Rights Law. The NYC Commission on Human Rights can hold violators accountable. 

 Discriminatory Harassment

Discriminatory harassment is not tolerated in NYC, everyone is protected from it. Discriminatory harassment includes threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or violence that interferes with a person’s civil or constitutional rights and is: 

  • Motivated in part by that person’s actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship or immigration status, or other protected status; 
  • Accompanied by an immediate threat of harm or harm to a person or property; and
  • Perpetrated by an identifiable individual. 

Report Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment

If you or someone you know has experienced or witnessed discrimination, call the NYC Commission on Human Rights at 212-416-0197. The Commission will determine whether you have a claim under the NYC Human Rights Law and if you do, the Commission will investigate your claim at no cost to you.