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In order to prevent and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission has suspended in-person charge filing at all of our regional offices. We encourage all Ohioans who wish to file a charge to file online or call their regional office.
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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help you understand the services offered by the OCRC. I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. - Angela Phelps-White, Executive Director
A Statement from the Civil Rights Commission
As the chief enforcers of Ohio's laws against discrimination, we bear the burden, all together, of ending racism in the places where we work, in the places where we live, in all places of public accommodation, in credit lending, and most importantly in our hearts. Each day, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission receives and investigates hundreds of allegations of racism. We see first-hand the pain and hardship that racism can render -- the lost wages, homes, and dignity that result. To read more, click here.
February 27, 2020 - OCRC Celebrates MLK Contest Winners
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission presented and honored the work of 18 extraordinary Ohio students at our 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest awards ceremony. For more details and to see all the winning entries, click here.
November 13, 2019 - OCRC Presented at EEOC Training Seminar
The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted a training seminar on Wednesday, November 13 featuring presentations from several OCRC staff.
October 10, 2019 - Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame
OCRC and sponsors welcomed the 2019 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees at the 11th annual induction ceremony. Thomas Jefferson Ferguson, Mary Hackney, Dr. Jack Hansan, Jerrie Mock, Burt Silverman, and Stanley Tolliver were inducted. For more information, click here.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate and embrace diversity and are committed to maintaining an inclusive community.