Who is Protected

The four areas in which discrimination is illegal are employment transactions, housing transactions, the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services or facilities offered to the general public and credit transactions.

If decisions regarding these types of transactions are based on the following reasons, they may be illegal and you may have a good reason to file a complaint with CHRO:

Age, ancestry, color, learning disability, marital status, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, race, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and status as a veteran.

The following apply to only housing and public accommodation transactions: lawful source of income and use of a guide dog.

Familial status is protected in housing transactions only.

Additionally, a protected area in employment transactions by the state is prior criminal record, with certain exceptions.

Employment transactions include recruiting, referring,  terms & conditions of employment, hiring, classifying, training, promotion, advertising, discharge, laying off, compensation, by employers, employment agencies and labor organizations.

Credit transactions include loans, mortgages or any other credit transaction.

If you think you may have experienced illegal discrimination, please contact us.