Under the Human Rights Law in New York, every citizen has an “equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life.”
This law protects you from discrimination in areas such as employment, education, credit, and purchasing or renting a home or commercial space based on your:
If someone feels they have been discriminated against they can file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights. Once a complaint is filed, the Division of Human Rights will investigate and may present the case in a public hearing.
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Please contact the Orange County Human Rights Commission if you would like assistance with filing the Complaint, or if you have questions about Human Rights violations. To make an appointment, or for more information, you may call 845-615-3680.