Recent Changes to the Human Rights Law ​

Recent legislation amends the Human Rights Law and permits greater flexibility for people filing discrimination complaints with the Division of Human Rights, and strengthens provisions of the Human Rights Law that prohibit housing discrimination.

Discontinuance of Private Settlements ​

For complaints filed on or after October 12, 2021, the Division will no longer issue Commissioner’s Orders discontinuing complaints after private settlements.

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.