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Filing a Civil Rights Complaint

If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex (including sex stereotyping and gender identity), or religion in programs or activities that HHS directly operates or to which HHS provides federal financial assistance, you may file a complaint with OCR. You may file a complaint for yourself or for someone else.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your disability by a State or local government health care or social services agency, you may file a complaint with the OCR. You may file a complaint for yourself or for someone else.

Do you have a complaint about housing, law enforcement, labor, education or employment discrimination?  OCR does not generally investigate these types of complaints. Find other Federal civil rights agencies that can help you.

Complaint Process

Learn about the process of submitting a civil rights complaint against a health care or social service provider.

File a Complaint Online

File your complaint electronically via the OCR Complaint Portal.

What to Expect

Find out the next steps after you have submitted your complaint to OCR.
Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on December 14, 2015
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