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It's not Justice if it's not Equal
The Human Rights Commission is appalled and saddened by the threats of violence made against several Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We condemn the threats and the implicit message behind the threats. Racism and threats of violence have no place on college campuses or anywhere. Education is vitally important to individuals, families, and communities, and students must be able to engage in their educational pursuits without fear. We hope that the perpetrators are found and held responsible for their actions, and that life can soon return to normal on these campuses.
If you are seeking information on a disability related or religious exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Human Rights Commission DOES NOT process, assist with, or approve these requests, nor do we provide the paperwork or forms to make such requests. If you believe that you qualify for an exemption, contact your Human Resources Department.
Q and A About Face Coverings and the Washington Law Against Discrimination During the COVID-19 Pandemic: (PDF)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. 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.
- Fair Housing Rights for Protected Classes adversely impacted by COVID 19 (English)
- Maron ko ikijen ejellok kalijeklok ilo imōn jokwe ñan jejjetin armij ro emōj kejbaroki kin an lab aer jelōt jen COVID 19 (Marshallese)
- Derechos de Vivienda Justa para clases protegidas afectadas negativamente por Covid-19 (Español)
COVID19 Utility Assistance - Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission: https://www.utc.wa.gov/CovidHelp
COVID-19 Safety Resources for Workplaces: https://lni.wa.gov/agency/_docs/COVID19WorkplaceSafetyResources.pdf
Recursos sobre seguridad de COVID-19 en el trabajo: http://enespanol.lni.wa.gov/Spanish/Safety/files/COVID19WorkplaceSafetyResourcesSpanish.pdf
Guidance Relating to Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): (PDF)
General information on Washington's COVID-19 response: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/
EEOC Guidance: ADA and Vaccinations: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-re...
Questions about Labor & Industries issues: https://lni.wa.gov/agency/outreach/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-r...
Questions about unemployment and other issues for affected workers and businesses: https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19
Complaints about evictions in violation of the Governor’s moratorium on certain residential evictions during the COVID-19 public health emergency: https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/COVID19EvictionComplaintForm...
Accessibility at Drive-Thru Medical Sites: http://nwadacenter.org/factsheet/accessibility-drive-thru-medical-sites
Resources for blind and low vision individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.blindcovid.com/
Farmworker resources for COVID-19: http://www.ourvalleyourfuture.org/
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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