Bias Hurts

Report Discriminatory Harassment

Whether at home, at work, or in a public place, everyone is protected from discriminatory harassment.  Discriminatory harassment or violence is behavior that interferes with your civil rights and is directed at you because of your race, religion, gender and/or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and more.  It can include: threats, slurs or epithets, intimidation or coercion, violence or use of force, damaging or defacing property and cyberbullying. 

Reporting discriminatory harassment is easy, and can be done anonymously.  Call the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) to get started at 206-233-7100 or CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT OUR ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM

SOCR upholds laws that protect you against discriminatory harassment in housing, employment, or public places.  The Seattle Police Department (SPD) enforces laws that protect you against malicious harassment in addition to documenting bias incidents that do not rise to the level of a crime.  Physical violence, property damage or threats may be a violation of criminal law and can be reported directly to the police by calling 911.  

Additional Resources:

  What You Should Know About Discriminatory Harassment Flyer

 What You Should Know About Discriminatory Harassment Postcard

 Seattle Police Department Malicious Harassment/ Bias Crimes Web Page

 Report Biased Graffiti To Find It, Fix It

 Seattle Police Department Bias/Hate Crime Data

 Press Release: Anti-Bias Campaign

 Comunicado De Prensa: Lo Que Usted Debe Saber Sobre El Acoso Discriminatorio