Recent Changes to DHR & the Human Rights Law ​

For complaints filed on or after 10/12/2021, DHR will no longer issue Commissioner’s Orders discontinuing complaints after private settlements. Recent legislation amends the Human Rights Law and permits greater flexibility for people filing discrimination complaints with DHR, and strengthens provisions of the law that prohibit housing discrimination.

Transgender Awareness Month ​

November is Transgender Awareness Month. Discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression is prohibited in all areas covered by the NYS Human Rights Law.

Coronavirus Related Information

If you would like to visit a DHR office, you can make an appointment for an in-person visit by contacting the nearest regional office. ​

If you believe that you have experienced discrimination related to the coronavirus, you can file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights.