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Combating Employment Discrimination in Washington State
Dedicated to Promoting Fair Housing for Washington Families
The Washington State Human Rights Commission currently has a several month backlog of cases waiting to be assigned to an investigator. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please contact us should there be any significant changes relating to your case.

Protecting your rights

It's not Justice if it's not Equal


The mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to prevent and eliminate discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community.

Under the law, everyone has the right to be free from discrimination at work, in housing, in a public accommodation, or when seeking credit and insurance. Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination with the WSHRC.

A discrimination charge in employment, public accommodation, credit and insurance must be filed with WSHRC within six months,  from the date of the alleged violation, in order to protect your rights. A discrimination charge in housing must be filed with the WSHRC within one year from the date of the alleged violation.

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WSHRC Guidance on COVID-19 and Non-discrimination Laws

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Washington State Human Rights Commission will be closed to the public until further notice. You can still access some services by using our online forms and emailing them directly to frontdesk@hum.wa.gov, or by calling our office at 1-800-233-3247 during regular business hours. Please note: Normal turnaround times will be significantly delayed in processing the mail we receive. If your matter is time sensitive, please call our office immediately.

Debido al crisis del COVID-19, la Comisión estará cerrado al público temporalmente . Toda vía puede acceder algunos servicios utilizando nuestros formularios que se encuentran en nuestro sitio de web, y enviarlos por correo electrónico al frontdesk@hum.wa.gov. También puede llamar nuestra oficina al 1-800-233-3247. Por favor tome en cuenta que puede durar más tiempo en el procesamiento del correo que recibimos. Si su asunto es urgente, llame a nuestra oficina de inmediato.

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