How to Report Workplace Harassment Incidents

If you are the victim of workplace harassment or a witness to it, here is how you can report it

How do I report an incident of harassment at work?

Harassment in the workplace comes in many forms: sexual and physical harassment, bullying, job shaming, verbal threats, derogatory comments, and microaggressions, among others. Whether you are the victim of workplace harassment or observed it happen, it’s important to take action.

If you’ve been harassed at work, chances are this unacceptable behavior has claimed past victims and will likely repeat in the future if not promptly dealt with.

You may have reported this incident to your company’s human resources contact, but what do you do if you’re uncomfortable escalating this internally for fear of retribution or if your claim has fallen on deaf ears? A logical next step is to file a grievance with a government entity whose role is to protect employees like you from all forms of harassment.

If you are stuck in a toxic work environment and are ready to take the next step, we’ve compiled a list of both federal and state government agencies below that US-based employees can reach out to for help in resolving workplace harassment.

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committing to eliminating workplace harassmentNobody should have to face harassment at work, but the truth is there are a lot of toxic workplaces out there.

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Help from federal agencies with workplace harassment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws related to discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Most employers, labor unions, and employment agencies with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws. As someone affected by harassment, the law protects you from retaliation. You have a legal right to report harassment, oppose it in the moment, and even participate in a harassment investigation or lawsuit, without being retaliated against for doing so.

Speaking with the EEOC to discuss harassment is confidential and the agency has the authority to investigate employers. If the EEOC determines a violation occurred, they will work on your behalf to settle the matter and take steps to ensure harassment does not continue in the future. Should the agency be unable to resolve the issue, the EEOC has authority to file a lawsuit to protect your rights. For instance, in 2018 (most recent statistics) the EEOC was approached by 7,609 U.S. employees regarding just sexual harassment and obtained $56.6 million in monetary benefits for victims between initial settlements and lawsuits.

Want to know how to get in touch with the EEOC to file a workplace harassment claim? Head over to the How to File a Charge of Employment Discrimination page on their site. It is important to act quickly; in many cases the law states you have 180 days to make a claim from the date of the harassment incident.

If you’d like contact info for your EEOC District or Field Office, be sure to click on the link for your state below. Typically, you’d want to get in touch with an office based on where the act of discrimination occurred.

Help from state agencies with workplace harassment

In addition to federal oversight, each state has an agency tasked with enforcing employment law, which is a great resource for victims of harassment in the workplace. Click on the link for your state below to learn more about state resources and local U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offices.

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

Alabama

The Alabama Department of Labor does not have the authority to investigate complaints against other public agencies or private employers, so employees in the State of Alabama should reach out to the EEOC to file any workplace harassment claims.

EEOC Birmingham District Office
Ridge Park Place
1130 22nd Street South
Suite 2000
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Mobile Local Office
63 South Royal Street
Suite 504
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Alaska

The Alaska Human Rights Law bars harassment in places of work and makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for opposing any practice forbidden under the Human Rights Law, or because the person has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in a proceeding under the Human Rights Law. Complaints must be drafted, notarized and filed with the Commission within 300 days of the alleged discriminatory act.

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights
800 A Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
Phone: 1-800-478-4692

EEOC Seattle Field Office
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Arizona

Workplace harassment and employment discrimination in Arizona is handled by the Civil Rights Division of the AZ Attorney General’s office. It is recommended that employees file their harassment claim within 180 days of the occurrence.

Office of Civil Rights Phoenix Office
2005 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2926
Phone: 1-877-491-5742

Office of Civil Rights Tucson Office
400 West Congress
South Building, Suite 315
Tucson, AZ 85701-1367
Phone: 1-877-491-5740

EEOC Phoenix District Office
3300 North Central Avenue
Suite 690
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Arkansas

Arkansas does not have a statewide government agency that handles employment discrimination and harassment. As such, any legal proceedings would be filed and litigated in state court at the expense of the victim. Employees in Arkansas will likely find that working directly with the EEOC the easiest route for defending your rights in the workplace.

EEOC Little Rock Area Office
820 Louisiana Street
Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

California

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. This law also requires that employers “take reasonable steps to prevent and correct wrongful (harassing, discriminatory, retaliatory) behavior in the workplace”. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is in charge of FEHA enforcement.

Standards for reporting and preventing workplace harassment in California were updated in 2016 and can be found via this PDF link on the DFEH website.

DFEH Bakersfield Office
4800 Stockdale Highway
Suite 215
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: 1-661-395-2729

DFEH Elk Grove Office
2218 Kausen Drive
Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: 1-916-478-7251

DFEH Fremont Office
39141 Civic Center Drive
Suite 250
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 1-510-789-1085

DFEH Fresno Office
1277 E. Alluvial Avenue
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 1-559-244-4760

DFEH Los Angeles Office
320 West 4th Street
10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 1-213-439-6799

EEOC San Francisco District Office
450 Golden Gate Avenue
5 West, P.O Box 36025
San Francisco, CA 94102-3661
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Oakland Local Office
1301 Clay Street
Suite 680-N
Oakland, CA 94612-5217
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC San Jose Local Office
96 N. Third St., Suite 250
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Los Angeles District Office
Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple St., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Fresno Local Office
Robert E. Coyle Federal Courthouse
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 2601
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC San Diego Local Office
555 West Beech Street, Suite 504,
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Colorado

Workers in Colorado can file claims with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, the state agency charged with enforcing state employment law. As of 2015, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act permits plaintiffs to pursue legal action against most employers, even those under the 15 employee threshold (criteria of EEOC action).

Charges filed with the CCRD must be placed within 6 months of the offending incident. The link to this PDF guide highlights the information the CCRD requires when filing a harassment claim in Colorado.

Civil Rights Division Denver Office
1560 Broadway, Suite 825
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 1-303-894-2997

Civil Rights Division Grand Junction Office
222 South 6th Street, Suite 301
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 1-970-248-7304

Civil Rights Division Pueblo Office
301 North Main Street, Suite 305
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: 1-719-542-1298

EEOC Denver Field Office
303 E. 17th Avenue
Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Connecticut

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is tasked with enforcement of state employment law in Connecticut. Employees have 180 days from the incident to file a claim with the Connecticut CHRO.

The state has 4 different office locations and each location serves employees that work in various communities. The CHRO links below will load up the agency’s homepage, which will direct you to the proper office based on where the incident occurred.

CHRO Hartford Office
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
PHONE: 1-860-566-7710

CHRO Norwich Office
100 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 1-860-886-5703

CHRO Waterbury Office
Rowland State Government Center
55 West Main Street, Suite 210
Waterbury, CT 06702-2004
PHONE: 1-203-805-6530

CHRO Bridgeport Office
350 Fairfield Avenue, 6th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
PHONE: 1-203-579-6246

EEOC New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Delaware

Workplace harassment incidents in Delaware can be reported to the state’s Department of Labor via its Office of Anti-Discrimination. Claims should be filed within 300 days of the incident of harassment.

Office of Anti-Discrimination Dover
Blue Hen Corporate Center
655 S. Bay Road, Suite 2H
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 1-302-422-1134

Office of Anti-Discrimination Wilmington
4425 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 1-302-761-8200

EEOC Philadelphia District Office
801 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Phone: 1-800-669-4000 / 267-589-9700
Email: PDOContact@eeoc.gov

EEOC Baltimore Field Office
GH Fallon Federal Building
31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1432
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Florida

The Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) is the state agency tasked with enforcement of employment law and is able to process and pursue workplace harassment claims for victims. In the State of Florida, employees have 365 days from the incident of harassment to file a claim with the FCHR.

FCHR Tallahassee Office
4075 Esplanade Way
Unit 110
Tallahassee, FL, 32399
Phone: 1-850-488-7082

EEOC Miami District Office
Miami Tower
100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 1500
Miami FL 33131
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Tampa Field Office
501 East Polk Street, Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Georgia

The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) defends public employees from workplace discrimination and harassment. Private sector employees should speak with the EEOC if they are the victim of workplace harassment.

GCEO Atlanta Office
7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
3rd Floor, Suite 351
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5458

EEOC Atlanta District Office
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
100 Alabama Street, SW, Suite 4R30
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Savannah Local Office
7391 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 200
Savannah, GA 31406-2579
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Hawaii

Employees in Hawaii can touch base with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission to discuss incidents of workplace harassment.

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
830 Punchbowl Street
Room 411
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 1-808-586-8636

EEOC Honolulu Local Office
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 4-257
Honolulu, HI 96805
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Idaho

Idaho employees can file a discrimination claim with the state’s Human Rights Commission, part of the Idaho Department of Labor, or with the EEOC. Charges of harassment against employers of less than 15 employees should be filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission within 365 days of the incident.

Idaho Human Rights Commission
317 West Main Street
Second Floor
Boise, ID 83720-0040
Phone: 1-208-334-2873

EEOC San Francisco District Office
450 Golden Gate Avenue
5 West, P.O Box 36025
San Francisco, CA 94102-3661
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Seattle Field Office
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Illinois

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which allows for Illinois employees to file workplace harassment claims against their employers. Charges should be filed with the IDHR within 300 days of the incident of harassment.

Illinois Department of Human Rights Chicago Office
100 West Randolph Street,
10th Floor – Intake Unit
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 1-312-814-6200

Illinois Department of Human Rights Springfield Office
535 West Jefferson Street
1st Floor – Intake Unit
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Phone: 1-217-785-5100

EEOC Chicago District Office
JCK Federal Building
230 S Dearborn Street
Suite 1866
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC St. Louis District Office
Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce St.
Rm 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Indiana

Workers can file a harassment complaint against their employer with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. State law provides a 180 day window for Indiana employees to report workplace harassment with the ICRC.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission Indianapolis Office
100 North Senate Avenue
Room N300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 1-800-628-6580

EEOC Indianapolis District Office
101 West Ohio St, Ste 1900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Iowa

Employees in the State of Iowa are able to report incidents of workplace harassment to the EEOC or to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). Be sure to file with the ICRC within 300 days from the date you were discriminated against. While federal law empowers the EEOC to take action against employers with 15 or more employees, Iowa state law permits action against employers with 4 or more employees through an ICRC claim.

Iowa Civil Rights Commission Des Moines Office
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0201
Phone: 1-800-457-4416

EEOC Chicago District Office
JCK Federal Building
230 S Dearborn Street
Suite 1866
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Kansas

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Kansas can be done by contacting the Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC) within six months of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The KHRC is able to pursue resolution with Kansas employers that have six or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Kansas Human Rights Commission Dodge City Office
100 Military Plaza
Suite 220
Dodge City, KS 67801-4945
Phone: 1-620-225-4804

Kansas Human Rights Commission Topeka Office
900 SW Jackson
Suite 568-S
Topeka, KS 66612-1258
Phone: 1-888-793-6874

Kansas Human Rights Commission Wichita Office
300 W. Douglas Avenue
Suite 220
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Phone: 1-316-337-6270

EEOC Kansas City Area Office
Gateway Tower II
400 State Ave., Suite 905
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Kentucky

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Kentucky can be done by contacting the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The KCHR is able to pursue resolution with Kentucky employers that have eight or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Louisville Office
332 W. Broadway
Floor 14
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 1-800-292-5566

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Cincinnati Area Office
20 West Pike Street, Room 108
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 1-859-292-2935

EEOC Louisville Area Office
600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place
Suite 268
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Louisiana

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Louisiana can be done by contacting the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) within 180 days of the incident of discrimination. While many states have employment laws that work below the EEOC’s 15 employee count threshold, Louisiana state law only provides employees with recourse if their employer has 20 or more employees.

Louisiana Commission on Human Rights Baton Rouge Office
1001 N. 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 1-225-342-6969

EEOC New Orleans Field Office
Hale Boggs Federal Building
500 Poydras Street, Suite 809
New Orleans, LA 70130

Maine

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Maine can be done by contacting the Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The MHRC is able to pursue resolution with Maine employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Maine Human Rights Commission Augusta Office
51 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 1-207-624-6290

EEOC Boston Area Office
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203-0506
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Maryland

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Maryland can be done by contacting the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The MCCR is able to pursue resolution with Maryland employers that have 15 or more employees–same as federal law which empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

While Maryland employees affected by workplace harassment at places of employment with 14 or fewer workers may not have recourse with state or federal agencies, a number of Maryland counties have anti-harassment laws in place to combat discrimination in the workplace, including Baltimore County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County.

Maryland Commission on Civil Rights Baltimore Office
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-1631
Phone: 1-800-637-6247

EEOC Philadelphia District Office
801 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Phone: 1-800-669-4000 / 267-589-9700
Email: PDOContact@eeoc.gov

EEOC Baltimore Field Office
GH Fallon Federal Building
31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1432
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Massachusetts

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Massachusetts can be done by contacting the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The MCAD is able to pursue resolution with Massachusetts employers that have six or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Boston Office
1 Ashburton Place, Suite 601
Boston, MA 02108-1518
Phone: 1-617-994-6000

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination New Bedford Office
128 Union St., Room 206
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 1-774-510-5801

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Springfield Office
436 Dwight Street, Rm. 220
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 1-413-739-2145

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Worcester Office
484 Main St., Room 320
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 1-508-453-9630

EEOC Boston Area Office
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203-0506
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Michigan

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Michigan can be done by contacting the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The MDCR is able to pursue resolution with Michigan employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Detroit Service Center
3054 West Grand Blvd., Suite 3-600
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 1-800-482-3604

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Lansing Office
110 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 1-517-241-3165

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Grand Rapids Office
350 Ottawa, N.W., 4th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 1-616-356-0380

EEOC Detroit Field Office
Patrick V. McNamara Building
477 Michigan Avenue
Room 865
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Minnesota

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Minnesota can be done by contacting the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) within 365 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The MDHR is able to pursue resolution with Minnesota employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights St. Paul Office
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 1-800-657-3704

Minnesota Department of Human Rights St. Cloud Office
400 2nd St. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 1-320-407-8286

EEOC Minneapolis Area Office
Towle Building
330 South Second Avenue, Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2224
Phone: 612-552-7306

Mississippi

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Mississippi should be done by contacting the EEOC as there are no state laws protecting workers from harassment beyond the scope of federal law.

EEOC Jackson Area Office
Dr. A. H. McCoy Federal Building
100 West Capitol Street, Suite 338
Jackson, Mississippi 39269
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Memphis District Office
1407 Union Avenue, 9th floor
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Missouri

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Missouri can be done by contacting the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The MCHR is able to pursue resolution with Missouri employers that have six or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Missouri Commission on Human Rights Jefferson City Office
3315 W. Truman Blvd., Rm 212
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1129
Phone: 1-573-751-3325

EEOC St. Louis District Office
Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce St.
Rm 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Kansas City Area Office
Gateway Tower II
400 State Ave., Suite 905
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Montana

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Montana can be done by contacting the Montana Human Rights Bureau (MHRB) within 365 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The MHRB is able to pursue resolution with Montana employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Montana Human Rights Bureau Helena Office
1625 11th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 1-406-444-6543

EEOC San Francisco District Office
450 Golden Gate Avenue
5 West, P.O Box 36025
San Francisco, CA 94102-3661
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Seattle Field Office
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Nebraska

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Nebraska can be done by contacting the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (NEOC) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The NEOC is able to pursue resolution with Nebraska employers that have 15 or more employees–same as federal law which empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission Lincoln Office
301 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509-4934
Phone: 1-800-642-6112

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission Omaha Office
1313 Farnam Street, 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 68102-1836
Phone: 1-800-382-7820

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission Scottsbluff Office
505A Broadway, Suite 600
Scottsbluff, NE 69363-1500
Telephone: 1-800-830-8633

EEOC Kansas City Area Office
Gateway Tower II
400 State Ave., Suite 905
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Nevada

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Nevada can be done by contacting the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The NERC is able to pursue resolution with Nevada employers of any size, whereas federal law empowers the EEOC to only go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Nevada Equal Rights Commission Las Vegas Office
1820 East Sahara Ave., Suite 314
Las Vegas, NV 89119-6522
Phone: 1-702-486-7161

Nevada Equal Rights Commission Reno Office
1325 Corporate Blvd., Room 115
Reno, NV 89509-1700
Phone: 1-775-823-6690

EEOC Las Vegas Local Office
333 Las Vegas Blvd South
Suite 5560
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC San Francisco District Office
450 Golden Gate Avenue
5 West, P.O Box 36025
San Francisco, CA 94102-3661
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

New Hampshire

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in New Hampshire can be done by contacting the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights (NHCHR) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The NHCHR is able to pursue resolution with New Hampshire employers that have six or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights Concord Office
2 Industrial Park Drive, Bldg. One
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 1-603-271-2767

EEOC Boston Area Office
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203-0506
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

New Jersey

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in New Jersey can be done by contacting the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (NJDCR) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The NJDCR is able to pursue resolution with New Jersey employers of any size, whereas federal law empowers the EEOC to only go after companies with at least 15 employees.

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Atlantic City Office
1325 Boardwalk, 1st Floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 1-609-441-3100

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Cherry Hill Office
5 Executive Campus, Suite 107
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 1-856-486-4080

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Newark Office
31 Clinton Street, 3rd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 1-973-648-2700

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Trenton Office
140 East Front Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 1-609-292-4605

EEOC Newark Area Office
Two Gateway Center
Suite 1703
283-299 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Philadelphia District Office
801 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Phone: 1-800-669-4000 / 267-589-9700
Email: PDOContact@eeoc.gov

New Mexico

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in New Mexico can be done by contacting the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau (NMHRB) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The NMHRB is able to pursue resolution with New Mexico employers that have 4 or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

New Mexico Human Rights Bureau Santa Fe Office
1596 Pacheco Street, Suite 103
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 1-800-566-9471

EEOC Albuquerque Area Office
505 Marquette Avenue, NW
Suite 900 – 9th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC El Paso Area Office
100 Stanton Towers
100 N. Stanton Street
Suite 600
El Paso, TX 79901-1433
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

New York

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in New York can be done by contacting the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. Employees in New York City have additional recourse and can also contact the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR), which also affords victims with a 300 day window to file a claim. New York state law applies to employers that have 4 or more employees (or any size for sexual harassment claims), where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees. One item of note, when reaching out to the NYS Division of Human Rights for a sexual harassment claim, the Queens office is a good place to start, as they generally handle all sexual harassment issues for the NYSDHR.

NYS Division of Human Rights Albany Office
Agency Building 1, 2nd Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12220
Phone: 1-518-474-2705

NYS Division of Human Rights Binghamton Office
44 Hawley Street, Room 603
Binghamton, New York 13901
Phone: 1-607-721-8467

NYS Division of Human Rights Bronx Office
One Fordham Plaza, 4th Floor
Bronx, New York 10458
Phone: 1-718-741-8400

NYS Division of Human Rights Brooklyn Office
55 Hanson Place, Room 1084
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 1-718-722-2385

NYS Division of Human Rights Buffalo Office
65 Court Street, Suite 506
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 1-716-847-7632

NYS Division of Human Rights Long Island (Hempstead) Office
50 Clinton Street, Suite 301
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: 1-516-539-6848

NYS Division of Human Rights Long Island (Hauppauge) Office
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Phone: 1-631-952-6434

NYS Division of Human Rights Manhattan Office
163 West 125th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10027
Phone: 1-212-961-8650

NYS Division of Human Rights Queens Office (for Sexual Harassment Claims)
55 Hanson Place, Room 900
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 1-718-722-2060

NYS Division of Human Rights Rochester Office
259 Monroe Ave., Suite 308
Rochester, New York 14607
Phone: 1-585-238-8250

NYS Division of Human Rights Syracuse Office
333 E. Washington Street, Room 543
Syracuse, New York 13202
Phone: 1-315-428-4633

NYS Division of Human Rights White Plains Office
7-11 South Broadway, Suite 314
White Plains, New York 10601
Phone: 1-914-989-3120

New York City Commission on Human Rights Manhattan Office
40 Rector Street – 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-306-7500

EEOC New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Buffalo Local Office
Olympic Towers
300 Pearl Street, Suite 450
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

North Carolina

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in North Carolina can be done by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as North Carolina does not have a dedicated state-level organization tasked with enforcement of workplace harassment laws. Be sure to file your claim with the EEOC within 180 days of the date you experienced harassment at work.

EEOC Charlotte District Office
129 West Trade Street
Suite 400
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Greensboro Local Office
Asheville Building
1500 Pinecroft Road, Suite 212
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Raleigh Area Office
434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 700
Raleigh, NC 27601-1701
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

North Dakota

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in North Dakota can be done by contacting the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights (NDDLHR) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The NDDLHR is able to pursue resolution with North Dakota employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights Bismarck Office
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 406
Bismarck, ND 58505-0340
Phone: 1-800-582-8032

EEOC Minneapolis Area Office
Towle Building
330 South Second Avenue, Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2224
Phone: 612-552-7306

Ohio

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Ohio can be done by contacting the Ohio Civil Rights Commission within six months of the incident. Ohio employment law applies to employers that have 4 or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission
30 E. Broad St., 4th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 888-278-7101

EEOC Cleveland Field Office
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 3001
Cleveland, OH 44199
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Cincinnati Area Office
John W. Peck Federal Office Building
550 Main Street, Suite 10-191
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Oklahoma

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Oklahoma can be done by contacting the Oklahoma Office of Civil Rights Enforcement (OCRE) within 180 days of the incident.

Oklahoma Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Oklahoma City Office
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 1-405-521-3921

Oklahoma Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Tulsa Office
15 W. 6th Street, Suite 1000
Tulsa, OK 74119
Phone: 1-918-581-2342

EEOC Oklahoma City Area Office
215 Dean A McGee Avenue
Suite 524
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Oregon

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Oregon can be done by contacting the Civil Rights Division of Oregon’s Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. Oregon BOLI is able to pursue resolution with Oregon employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Oregon BOLI Eugene Office
1400 Executive Parkway, Suite #200
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 1-541-686-7623

Oregon BOLI Portland Office
800 NE Oregon St., Suite #1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 1-971-673-0764

Oregon BOLI Salem Office
3865 Wolverine St., NE Bldg E-1
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: 1-503-378-3292

EEOC Seattle Field Office
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Pennsylvania

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Pennsylvania can be done by contacting the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The PHRC is able to pursue resolution with Pennsylvania employers with at least 4 employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

PA Human Relations Commission Harrisburg Office
333 Market Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2210
Phone: 1-717-787-9780

PA Human Relations Commission Philadelphia Office
110 North 8th Street, Suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 1-215-560-2496

PA Human Relations Commission Pittsburgh Office
301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 390
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 1-412-565-5395

EEOC Pittsburgh Area Office
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1112
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Philadelphia District Office
801 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Phone: 1-800-669-4000 / 267-589-9700
Email: PDOContact@eeoc.gov

Rhode Island

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Rhode Island can be done by contacting the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights (RICHR), within 1 year of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The RICHR is able to pursue resolution with Rhode Island employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
180 Westminster Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 1-401-222-2661

EEOC Boston Area Office
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203-0506
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

South Carolina

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in South Carolina can be done by contacting the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The SC Human Affairs Commission is able to pursue resolution with South Carolina employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

SC Human Affairs Commission
1026 Sumter Street, Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 1-803-737-7800

EEOC Greenville Local Office
301 N. Main Street
Suite 1402
Greenville, SC 29601-9916
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Savannah Local Office
7391 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 200
Savannah, GA 31406-2579
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

South Dakota

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in South Dakota can be done by contacting the South Dakota Division of Human Rights (SDDHR), within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The SDDHR is able to pursue resolution with South Dakota employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

South Dakota Division of Human Rights
Department of Labor and Regulation
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 1-605-773-3681

EEOC Minneapolis Area Office
Towle Building
330 South Second Avenue, Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2224
Phone: 1-612-552-7306

Tennessee

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Tennessee can be done by contacting the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The THRC is able to pursue resolution with Tennessee employers that have eight or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Tennessee Human Rights Commission Nashville Office
312 Rosa Parks Ave, 23rd floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 1-800-251-3589

EEOC Memphis District Office
1407 Union Avenue, 9th floor
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Nashville Area Office
220 Athens Way, Suite 350
Nashville, TN 37228-9940
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Texas

Texas employees can file a discrimination claim with the Texas Civil Rights Division, part of the Texas Workforce Commission, or with the EEOC. In both cases, enforcement is limited to employers with at least 15 employees. Be sure to file with the Civil Rights Division within 180 days.

Texas Workforce Commission Austin Office
Civil Rights Division
1215 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 1-888-452-4778

EEOC Houston District Office
Mickey Leland Building
1919 Smith Street
6th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Dallas District Office
207 S. Houston Street
3rd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: 972-918-3580

EEOC El Paso Area Office
100 Stanton Towers
100 N. Stanton Street
Suite 600
El Paso, TX 79901-1433
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC San Antonio Field Office
Legacy Oaks, Building A
5410 Fredericksburg Road
Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Utah

Utah employees can file a discrimination claim with the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division, part of the Utah’s Labor Commission, or with the EEOC. In both cases, enforcement is limited to employers with at least 15 employees. Be sure to file with the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division within 180 days.

Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division Salt Lake Office
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6600
Phone: 1-801-530-6800

EEOC Phoenix District Office
3300 North Central Avenue
Suite 690
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Denver Field Office
303 E. 17th Avenue
Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Vermont

Vermont employees can file a discrimination claim with the Vermont Civil Rights Unit (CRU), part of the state’s Attorney General’s Office, or with the EEOC. In both cases, enforcement is limited to employers with at least 15 employees. Be sure to file with the VT CRU within 300 days.

VT Civil Rights Unit Montpelier Office
Vermont Attorney General’s Office
109 State St
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 1-802-828-3171

EEOC Boston Area Office
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203-0506
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Virginia

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Virginia can be done by contacting the Virginia Division of Human Rights (VDHR) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The VDHR is able to pursue resolution with Virginia employers with between 6-14 employees. If you work for an employer with 15 or more employees, be sure to reach out to the EEOC directly.

Virginia Division of Human Rights Richmond Office
Office of the Attorney General
202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 1-804-225-2292

EEOC Washington, DC Field Office
131 M Street, NE
Fourth Floor, Suite 4NWO2F
Washington, DC 20507-0100
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Norfolk Local Office
Federal Building
200 Granby Street
Suite 739
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Richmond Local Office
400 N. Eight Street
Suite 350
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Washington

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Washington can be done by contacting the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The WSHRC is able to pursue resolution with Washington employers that have eight or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

WA Human Rights Commission Olympia Office
711 S. Capitol Way, Suite 402
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 1-800-233-3247

WA Human Rights Commission Spokane Office
1330 N. Washington St., Suite 2460
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 1-800-233-3247

WA Human Rights Commission Yakima Office
15 W. Yakima Ave, Suite 100
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: 1-800-233-3247

WA Human Rights Commission E. Wenatchee Office
519 Grant Rd
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Phone: 1-800-233-3247

EEOC Seattle Field Office
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

West Virginia

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in West Virginia can be done by contacting the West Virginia Human Rights Commission (WVHRC) within one year of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The WVHRC is able to pursue resolution with West Virginia employers that have twelve or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

WV Human Rights Commission Charleston Office
1321 Plaza East, Room 108A,
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 1-888-676-5546

WV Human Rights Commission Huntington Office
801 Madison Avenue, Suite 223
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 1-888-676-5546

EEOC Pittsburgh Area Office
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1112
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Wisconsin

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Wisconsin can be done by contacting the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division (WERD) within 300 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The WERD is able to pursue resolution with Wisconsin employers of any size, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

WI Equal Rights Division Madison Office
201 E Washington Ave, Room A100
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 1-608-266-6860

WI Equal Rights Division Milwaukee Office
819 N 6th St, Room 723
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 1-414-227-4384

EEOC Milwaukee Area Office
Reuss Federal Plaza
310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Wyoming

Filing a workplace discrimination claim in Wyoming can be done by contacting the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services – Labor Standards Division (WLSD) within 180 days of the incident of harassment at your place of employment. The WLSD is able to pursue resolution with Wyoming employers with 2 or more employees, where as federal law only empowers the EEOC to go after companies with at least 15 employees.

Wyoming Labor Standards Division Casper Office
851 Werner Ct, #121
Casper, WY 82601
Phone: 1-307-235-3679

Wyoming Labor Standards Division Cheyenne Office
5221 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 1-307-777-7261

EEOC Phoenix District Office
3300 North Central Avenue
Suite 690
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504
Phone: 1-800-669-4000

EEOC Denver Field Office
303 E. 17th Avenue
Suite 410
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 1-800-669-4000