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 submit a complaint on the Human Rights Bureau Discrimination Inquiry form. An investigator will contact you to discuss your claims.

You may submit the inquiry form by

  • email: Jacqueline.Gonzales@state.nm.us
  • fax: 505-827-6878
  • or by hand-delivery or postal delivery: 
    New Mexico Human Rights Bureau
    Aspen Plaza
    1596 Pacheco Street, 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.


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