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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 pace@civ.ohio.gov.


In Remembrance of Otto Beatty, Jr.

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 

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 pace@civ.ohio.gov.