As the holiday season is in full swing, and as stores and other businesses enjoy an uptick in customer activity, it is important to keep in mind that is the affirmative duty of all business to keep their facilities free of harassment on the basis of membership in a “protected class,” such as race, gender, disability, and religion. Businesses have an obligation to maintain an environment free from harassment, including slurs and other verbal or physical conduct relating to an individual’s membership in a protected class.
For more information, check out our Harassment in Public Accommodations Handout
The Commission accepts filing of complaints and other documents by e-mail. For more information, click the following link.
Simply click on the following link and select Discrimination/Hate Crimes Assistance under the Service Type drop-box menu: