Federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination based on certain protected classes, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age (if 40 or over), pregnancy or childbirth, and physical and mental disability, serious medical condition, and spousal affiliation. The New Mexico Human Rights Act protects people from discrimination in employment, places of public accommodation, housing, and in applications for consumer credit.


Process for Filing a Charge of Discrimination

If you feel you have been discriminated against based on the any of the protected classes listed above, please do the following: 

  1. Complete an initial Discrimination Inquiry Form by clicking the link below. 
  2. A Civil Rights Investigator will review your Discrimination Inquiry and contact you. 
  3. If appropriate, the investigator will help you file a formal Charge of Discrimination. To be valid, your Charge must be filed within 300 days of the most recent act of alleged discrimination. Please do not submit more than one inquiry.

If you are represented by an attorney, please do not submit an Initial Discrimination Inquiry Form. Instead, your attorney should submit a formal Charge of Discrimination on your behalf—an EEOC Form 5 if you want your claims dual-filed, or a Human Rights Bureau Charge if you are only filing under the New Mexico Human Rights Act. Your attorney may contact us for a blank Charge of Discrimination form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Rights Bureau.
Phone: (505) 827-6838
Toll-free in New Mexico: 1-800-566-9471
Email: Human.RightsInfo@dws.nm.gov

2600 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505


File Now

File online by clicking the link below

Discrimination Inquiry Form - English

Formulario de Investigación de Discriminación - Español

File by mail, fax, email, or in person using the forms below

Discrimination Inquiry Form - English

Formulario de Investigación de Discriminación - Español

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is committed to making all information on this website accessible to all users, including people with disabilities. If you have problems accessing a page on this site, please email nmdws.communication@dws.nm.gov.

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