Federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination based on: race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age (if 40 or over), and physical and mental disability. State law also prohibits discrimination based on ancestry, serious medical condition, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, and in application for consumer credit.

Filing a Complaint

 If you file a charge with either the federal EEOC or the Human Rights Bureau, the charge may be dual filed under federal and state laws. This helps to protect your rights. You do NOT need to file with both agencies.

If you feel you have been discriminated against in the areas of  employment, housing, application for credit, or public accommodation  based on the any of the listed protected classes, please complete the inquiry form below. An investigator will contact you to discuss your claims.

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@state.nm.us

1596 Pacheco St., Suite 103
Santa Fe, NM 87505

A Civil Rights Investigator will review your complaint and contact you.You need not submit more than one complaint or inquiry.

 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@state.nm.us


  • Complete if you would like to name an individual in your complaint.

  • Check all that apply






    Public Accommodation

  • For example, if you feel that you were treated differently than someone else because of your race, you should check the box next to “Race.” If you feel that you were treated differently for more than one reason, check all that apply.

  • §28-1-10.I of the New Mexico Human Rights Act, states in part:

    “…‘urgent medical condition’ means any medical condition as defined by an appropriate medical authority through documentation or by direct witness of a clearly visible disablement that poses a serious threat to the life of the person with the medical condition.”