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CCHR Now Accepts Email Filings

The Commission now accepts the filing of complaints and other documents by e-mail.  For more information, click the following link.

Email Service and Filing Regulations

You Can Now Submit a Service Request to the Commission on Human Relations Online

Simply click on the following link and select Discrimination/Hate Crimes Assistance under the Service Type drop-box menu:

Human Relations Service Requests

 Discrimination-free workplace!

Despite strides to improve awareness of HIV and AIDS, many individuals continue to face discrimination in the workplace. The Chicago Human Rights Ordinance prohibits discrimination in hiring, discharge, discipline, compensation, or any other term or condition of employment because an employee or job applicant is HIV-positive or has AIDS.

Click the link below for more information on this topic:

HIV AIDS Handout

NEW employment discrimination protections based on an applicant's criminal history, starting in 2015

Starting on January 1, 2015, employers with fewer than 15 employees will be prohibited from inquiring into an applicant's criminal history until a specific point in the hiring process. To comply, employers will need to revisit their hiring practices and related materials to remove any questions that prematurely inquire into an applicant's criminal history. To learn more about how this law may impact you and/or your business, please refer to our FAQ's below:

Ban the Box FAQ Sheet

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Alerts (Commission on Human Relations)

High Alert Dec 22, 2014 The City of Chicago is conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Most Recent News (Commission on Human Relations)

Nov 3, 2014 Mayor Emanuel and the Commission on Human Relations Announces Expanded Assistance to Non-English Speaking Victims of Discrimination
Oct 2, 2014 Chicago Commission on Human Relations Welcomes Abel Leon as its New Deputy Commissioner of Adjudication
Feb 5, 2014 City Council Approves Appointments to City of Chicago Boards and Commissions
Nov 26, 2013 City Council Passes New Amendments Introduced by Mayor Emanuel to fight discrimination and Strengthen the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
Nov 13, 2013 Mayor Emanuel Introduces New Amendments To Fight Discrimination And Strengthen The Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
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Commission on Human Relations

  • Phone: 312.744.4111
    Toll Free:
    TTY: 312.744.1088
    Fax: 312.744.1081
  • 740 North Sedgwick Street
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60654   
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