News from the Washington State Human Rights Commissions
As of January 1, 2019, the WSHRC is accepting complaints regarding assistance animals in housing.
The discrimination must have occurred January 1, 2019 or after.
Call 1-800- 233-3247 for questions about the change in the law.
The Human Rights Commission would like to acknowledge all of those individuals who have come forward or shared their stories about their experiences with sexual assault and sexual harassment through social media’s #MeToo campaign.
We would like to remind you that if you believe that you have experienced sexual harassment at your workplace, your employer has failed to take prompt and remedial action, and the harassment has occurred within the last six months, the... more
We recently learned that eight of the attached flyers were found at the Seattle Mariners Stadium, that state they are a legal notice from the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC). However, these flyers are NOT from the WSHRC and the information they contain is false. If you see this flyer please report its location to our comment section.
We at the Human Rights Commission are shocked and deeply saddened by last week’s stabbings in Portland, Oregon that left two persons dead and one seriously injured. We wish to recognize the bravery of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Ricky John Best, who died, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher who, thankfully, has been released from the hospital. These men stepped forward to protect two young women who were being verbally assaulted in an apparent act of hate. Their courage and selflessness exemplify the best of humanity. Mr. Namkai Meche’s last words should resonate with us all: “I want everyone on the train to know I love them.” Our thoughts are with their families.