If you have been the victim of DISCRIMINATION in EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, HOUSING, CREDIT, PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS OR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTING, call the Commission at 631-853-5480
Please make an appointment to speak with an Investigator if you believe that you have been treated unfairly because of your RACE, COLOR, CREED/RELIGION, AGE, DISABILITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS, PREGNANCY, FAMILIAL STATUS, MILITARY STATUS, VETERAN STATUS, ARREST/CONVICTION RECORD, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR VISIBLE TRAITS.
Recent amendments to the Suffolk County Human Rights Law include: prohibiting employers from asking about or relying upon prior or current salary history of prospective employees when setting compensation for new employees (the RISE Act, effective June 30, 2019); adding as a protected category "visible traits" such as natural hair texture, protective hairstyles and religious garments (effective July 23, 2020); prohibiting employers from asking about convictions on employment applications before a first interview (Fair Employment Screening, effective August 25, 2020); and expanding prohibited bias-related activities to include false reporting of a crime based on a bias (effective November 6, 2020).
You can now make an appointment at either our Hauppauge or Riverhead office. Our professional staff will assess your allegations, and your legal options will be clearly explained. Of course, as a county agency, there is no charge for our services! In addition to investigating violations of the Human Rights laws, the Commission also accepts complaints of undue force or discriminatory treatment against the Suffolk County Police Department.
The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission's mission is to work toward the elimination of bias and discrimination. Our services also include providing speakers to community groups and businesses to explain the law and assist in preventing complaints.
Feel free to call for confidential advice and assistance.