File a Complaint of Discrimination

File a Complaint of Discrimination

As a safety precaution due to COVID-19, it is advisable to file complaints by email, mail, or facsimile and not in person. 

If you feel you have been discriminated against and want the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) to investigate, or if you want to sue in court, you need to file a complaint.

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 and one year for housing discrimination complaints with the U.S. 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 request a Notice of Right to Sue to file suit in state court.

To File a Discrimination Complaint:

To file a discrimination complaint with MCHR, you may first take the Discrimination Complaint Assessment. This is a short series of up to four questions designed to determine if MCHR may have jurisdiction over your issue.

Once you complete the assessment, you will be given instructions on how to proceed.

Take the Complaint Assessment

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination while receiving services from or applying for employment with the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, you may file an Equal Opportunity Discrimination Complaint.

MCHR Contact

Missouri Commission on Human Rights
421 E. Dunklin
P.O. Box 1129
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1129
Phone: 573-751-3325
Toll-Free Complaint Hotline: 1-877-781-4236
Relay Missouri: 711
Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966 (TDD)
Fax: 573-751-2905 for intake inquiries and new filings and for general inquiries