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In order to prevent and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission has suspended in-person charge filing at all of our regional offices. We encourage all Ohioans who wish to file a charge to file online or call their regional office.
We appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission expresses condolences to the family and friends of former state Representative Otto Beatty, Jr. Mr. Beatty was a longtime supporter and friend to the Commission and his contributions to the community and to civil rights in Ohio will long be remembered.
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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help you understand the services offered by the OCRC. I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. - Angela Phelps-White, Executive Director
January 12, 2021 - A Statement from the Executive Director
On January 18, 2021, the nation celebrated the work of the renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, Dr. King, a Baptist minister, became a pivotal influence in the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-1950s and 1960s. Dr. King awakened the Nation’s conscience about social injustice and inequality.
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October 8, 2020 - Hall of Fame Commemorative Video
The 2020 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame induction ceremony had to be canceled due to the ongoing health crisis, but OCRC and sponsors partnered with the Ohio Channel and Governor Mike DeWine to create a video recognizing the long history and future of the Hall of Fame. Click here to view and share the video.
2021 MLK Contest Winners Announced
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission announces the winners of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest awards! For more details, click here.
Changes to Employment Charge Filing
As of April 15, 2020, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) law under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112 has changed, pursuant to Sub. H.B. 352 of the 133rd General Assembly. This new law requires people filing charges of employment discrimination to file first with OCRC before filing in a private court action, with only limited exceptions, This new law applies only to charges of employment discrimination. To file an employment charge online, please click here. To access a copy of the OCRC employment charge form, please click here. For questions or concerns about this new law and process changes, please call 1-888-278-7101 or email email@example.com.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate and embrace diversity and are committed to maintaining an inclusive community.