File a Complaint of Discrimination

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.

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.