The Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) investigates complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, and places of public accommodations because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only). Complaints under the Missouri Human Rights Act must be filed with the MCHR within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. Federal law allows 300 days for filing employment discrimination complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and 365 days for housing discrimination complaints with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Click here for more information on discrimination or click here to review the process once a complaint is filed. Already filed a complaint? You can also request a Notice of Right to Sue to file suit in state court.
Steps To Take To File a Complaint of Discrimination:
The MCHR Discrimination Complaint Assessment system asks 1 to 4 general questions (depending on your answers) about your complaint, to help you decide if the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) is the correct agency to look into your complaint. COMPLETING THE SHORT ASSESSMENT IS NOT THE SAME AS FILING A COMPLAINT.
To complete MCHR's Discrimination Complaint Assessment click here. This will help determine whether the MCHR has jurisdiction to look into your situation.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination while receiving services from or applying for employment with the Missouri Department of Labor, you may file an Equal Opportunity Discrimination Complaint.