The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) advances civil rights and removes barriers to equity by:

Enforcing illegal discrimination laws in the City of Seattle in:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Public Places
  • Fair Contracting
  • Title VI
  • ADA Title II - access to services and programs for people with disabilities offered by the City of Seattle

Read About Illegal Discrimination

Enforcing Labor Standards laws in the City of Seattle in:

  • Minimum Wage
  • Paid Sick and Safe Time
  • Job Assistance (use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions)
  • Wage Theft

Read About Labor Standards

Leading the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative

The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is a citywide effort to end institutional racism in City government, and to achieve racial equity across our community.

Read About RSJI

Staffing Commissions to the City of Seattle

  • Seattle Human Rights Commission
  • Seattle Women's Commission
  • Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Commission
  • Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities

Read About Commissions

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