What is Illegal Discrimination?
Illegal discrimination is when:
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights has jurisdiction within Seattle city limits. A charge of illegal discrimination must be filed within 180 days of the date that the incident under consideration occurred. If your situation does not qualify for investigation by us, we will refer you to another agency for help.
Other civil rights agencies:
Seattle currently includes these protected classes:
* - Not applicable to Employment or Fair Contracting cases
It is against the law for someone to penalize or discriminate against you because:
You can file a separate charge of discrimination if you believe someone has retaliated against you. SOCR will conduct a separate investigation concerning retaliation.
Seattle's anti-discrimination laws also protect you from harassment. Harassment is conduct that is directed at you because of your race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, etc.
Harassment can include:
To be considered harassment, conduct must:
If you have questions, comments or requests about our services please contact our office at (206) 684-4500 voice, (206) 684-4503 TTY or send email to Elliott Bronstein.