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Online inquiry form now available for individuals filing a charge of discrimination

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2020

Contact: Stacy Johnston
Acting Public Information Officer
505.250.3926

 

Online inquiry form now available for individuals filing a charge of discrimination

 

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) Human Rights Bureau (HRB) has launched a new online initial inquiry form for individuals who have complaints of discrimination and/or harassment in employment, housing, credit, and or public accommodations. The inquiry form located on the NMDWS website (https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Filing-a-Charge-of-Discrimination) is the first step an individual must take if they feel they have been discriminated against based on a protected class.

Federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination based on certain protected classes, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (if 40 or over), pregnancy or childbirth, and physical and mental disability, serious medical condition, and spousal affiliation.

Complaints must be filed with HRB within 300 days of the last act of discrimination or harassment. Information needed to complete an initial inquiry form includes:

  • Contact information (name, mailing address, phone, email, etc.)
  • Organization’s information (involved in the alleged illegal action(s))
  • Information on the alleged violation(s) including dates, names of individuals (only if the individual filing wishes to include), and any additional allegation details of what happened.  

After the inquiry formation on the individuals behalf.

For any questions or to submit an inquiry form over the phone, individuals can contact the Human Rights Bureau at 505-827-6838 or toll-free in New Mexico at 1-800-566-9471. Questions may also be sent via email to Human.RightsInfo@state.nm.us.

 

 

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