Promote human rights for the residents of Seattle and facilitate the prevention and elimination of discrimination.
A community in which diverse populations achieve harmony through understanding and acceptance.
The Seattle Human Rights Commission consults with and makes recommendations concerning the development of programs which promote equality and justice. It works with the Director of the Office for Civil Rights to end discrimination based upon race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, political ideology, ancestry, age, marital and parental status, disability, Section 8, and retaliation.
Discrimination Appeals Committee
The Seattle Human Rights Commission hears appeals after the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has received and investigated charges of discrimination that have been filed and the office has issued a Finding and Determination. The Charging Party can file an appeal of SOCR's Findings with SHRC within 30 days of the issuance of the decision. If the Appeal meets the legal standards for an appeal, SHRC will schedule a hearing of the appeal to determine whether SOCR's decision should be affirmed or returned to the SOCR office for further investigation. The SHRC hears employment, housing and public accommodation cases. At least one member of the Appeals Committee is an attorney.
Human Rights Day Planning Committee
The purpose of the Human Rights Day Planning Committee is to:
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