File a Complaint of Discrimination

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).

Before filing a complaint of discrimination, read the information found on discrimination and review the process once a complaint is filed.

Steps To Take To File a Complaint:

  1. For Employment or public accommodations complaints, download both the complaint form and the Initial Complainant Interview Form. For housing complaints, download the Housing Discrimination Information Form.
  2. Fill out the forms accordingly:

    In the narrative section of the complaint form, briefly state what discriminatory acts occurred. Sign and date the forms and fax or mail them to:

    MCHR - Jefferson City
    P.O. Box 1129
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-1129
    mchr@labor.mo.gov
    573-751-3325

    MCHR - St. Louis
    111 N. 7th St., Suite 903
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    mchr@labor.mo.gov
    314-340-7590

  3. 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 and 365 days for housing discrimination complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  4. You may submit separate documents in support of your complaint. If you refer to the separate documents in the narrative section of the complaint form, copies of these separate documents will be submitted to the person or company you have filed against.
  5. For assistance in filling out the complaint form, please contact MCHR’s Offices at the listed addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses, or the toll-free complaint hotline.
  6. Review the process once a complaint is filed.