How do I file a charge?
You may file a charge online, by US Mail or in person at one of our regional offices.
What Happens Next
How to Respond to a Charge
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Civil Rights Reporter
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission investigates charges of discrimination in employment within the State of Ohio. The investigations cover all aspects of employment, including but not limited to:
Charges of discrimination can be filed against employers with four (4) or more employees. The act of discrimination must have occurred no more than six (6) months prior to the date of filing.
To determine if your issue can be investigated by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, please answer the following questions:
If you answered yes to all three questions above, you can file a charge of discrimination with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. If you did not answer yes to all three questions, you can still file a charge and the Commission will determine if the matter is jurisdictional and will proceed accordingly.
*Charges are not considered officially filed until they are properly signed, notarized and received by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
Click here to file a Charge of Employment Discrimination online