Commission on Human Relations

The Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. The Commission investigates complaints to determine whether discrimination may have occurred, and uses its enforcement powers to punish acts of discrimination.

Avoiding Workplace Harassment

With all of the recent headlines about high-profile cases of harassment, business owners of all sizes should be particularly mindful of their obligations provide a workplace free of sexual harassment.  Not only should business owners and managers be on the lookout for overt instances of harassment, but they also should be mindful of phrases containing sexist or racist epithets that are commonly used but nevertheless inappropriate in the work environment.  Comments or behavior that offends another person, even if unintentional, may constitute workplace harassment.

The CCHR Accepts Email Filings

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

Email Service and Filing Regulations

You Can Submit a Service Request to the CCHR Online

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

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Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

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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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