You may file a complaint with the Human Relations Commission if you think you're being discriminated against in any of these areas:
Complaint - A phone call, letter, or visit to the Human Relations office starts the process. We schedule an interview and you have the opportunity to file a complaint.
Response - After the complaint is delivered to the company or person(s) you feel have discriminated against you, they file a response.
Investigation - The Human Relations staff reviews the response to the complaint and conducts an investigation with site visits and interviews to determine if the complaint has merit to proceed.
Mediation - Staff attempts to negotiate an agreement between you and the other party. An example of a settlement in an employment case could include getting your job back or receiving back pay.
Hearing - The staff reports on the status of the investigation and mediation to the Human Relations Commission. If the claim has merit and a settlement agreement has not been reached, the commission schedules a hearing and renders a decision following the hearing. If the commission determines that there has been discrimination, the members can order remedies such as described above.