When the alleged discrimination occurred in:
- City of Seattle
- Unincorporated King County
- City of Tacoma
- State of Washington
- Any US state or territory
- Air Travel/Airports
City of Seattle
Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR).
Age, Ancestry, Color, Creed, Disability, Gender Identity, Marital Status, National Origin, Parental Status, Political Ideology, Race, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Use of Service Animal, Military Status or Veteran and Use of Section 8 Certificate.
Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the occurrence of the alleged discrimination.
Seattle Police Department
To file complaints about conduct involving Seattle Police Department employees. OPA takes complaints of misconduct very seriously, and tries to make the complaint process as fair and simple as it can.
Unincorporated King County
King County Office of Civil Rights & Open Government
Race, Color, Religion, Disability, Sex, National Origin, Sexual Orientation, Marital Status, Parental Status, Section 8 Housing Subsidy, Ancestry, Retaliation, and Age.
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98104-1818
TTY Relay: 711
Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the occurrence of the alleged discrimination for Fair Employment, Public Accommodations and Fair Contracting, and within 365 days for Fair Housing.
Includes employers with more than eight employees; contractors with King County; employment agencies; organizations in King County-owned buildings; labor organizations; publishers, etc.
City of Tacoma
Tacoma Human Rights and Human Services Department
Age, Ancestry, Color, Disability, Marital status, National Origin, Parental/Family Status, Race, Religion, Retaliation, Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation.
747 Market Street, Room 836
Tacoma, WA 98042
(253) 591-5153 TTY
(253) 591-5121 FAX
Complaints must be filed within 365 days. Includes all employers; employment agencies; printers; advertising; land labor organizations, etc.
State of Washington
Washington State Human Rights Commission
Age, Ancestry, Color, Disability, Marital status, National Origin, Parental/Family Status, Race, Religion / Creed, Retaliation, Sex and Use of a Guide Dog or Service Animal.
1511 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 587-5168 TTY
(206) 464-7463 FAX
Complaints must be filed within 6 months. Includes all employers of 8 plus; employment agencies, labor organizations, etc.
Any US state or territory
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Age, Color, Disability, National Origin, Race, Religion / Creed and Sex.
909 First Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
(206) 220-6882 TTY
(206) 220-6911 FAX
Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the occurrence of the alleged discrimination. Includes all employers of 15 plus; employment agencies; and labor organizations.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Color, Disability, National Origin, Parental/Family Status, Race, Religion, Retaliation and Sex.
Fair Housing Enforcement Center
909 First Ave, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98104-1000
(206) 220-5185 TTY
(206) 220-5447 FAX
Complaints must be filed within 1 year after the alleged violation occurred. Complaints on HUD-subsidized facilities must be filed within 180 days.
For allegation of illegal discrimination involving airport personnel or programs:
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Western Service Area
Office of Civil Rights
If the situation involves an airline:
Aviation Consumer Protection Division
C-75 U.S. Department of Transportation
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