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When the alleged discrimination occurred in:


City of Seattle

Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR).

Protected classes:
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.

File complaint about illegal discrimination

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.

Contact Information:
SPD's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA)
Phone: 206-684-8797
or email opa@seattle.gov
Website: www.seattle.gov/police/OPA/default.htm

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Unincorporated King County

King County Office of Civil Rights

Protected classes:
Race, Color, Religion, Disability, Sex, National origin, Sexual orientation, Marital status, Parental status, Section 8 housing subsidy, Ancestry, Retaliation and Age.

Contact Information:
Yesler Building
400 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-7592
(206) 296-7596 TTY
(206) 296-4329 FAX

Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the occurrence of the alleged discrimination for Fair Employment, Fair Housing and Fair Contracting, and 60 days for Public Accommodations.

Includes employers of 8 plus; contractors with King County; employment agencies; organizations in King County-owned buildings; labor organizations; publishers, etc.

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City of Tacoma

Tacoma Human Rights and Human Services Department

Protected classes:
Age, Ancestry, Color, Disability, Marital status, National Origin, Parental/Family Status, Race, Religion, Retaliation, Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation.

Contact Information:
747 Market Street, Room 836
Tacoma, WA 98042
(253) 591-5151
(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.

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State of Washington

Washington State Human Rights Commission

Protected classes:
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.

Contact Information:
1511 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 464-6500
(800) 605-7324
(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.

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Any US state or territory

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Protected classes:
Age, Color, Disability, National Origin, Race, Religion / Creed and Sex.

Contact Information:
909 First Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, WA  98104-1061
(206) 220-6883
(800) 669-4000
(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

Protected classes:
Color, Disability, National Origin, Parental/Family Status, Race, Religion, Retaliation and Sex.

Contact Information:
Fair Housing Enforcement Center
909 First Ave, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98104-1000
(206) 220-5170
(800) 877-0246
(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.

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Air Travel/Airports

For allegation of illegal discrimination involving airport personnel or programs:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Western Service Area
Office of Civil Rights
425-227-2097

If the situation involves an airline:

Aviation Consumer Protection Division
C-75 U.S. Department of Transportation
202-366-2220
Click here for list of specific airline customer service plans

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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.