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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. - G. Michael Payton, Executive Director 


photo of Brad Dunn at premiere

On January 3, 2019, Regional Director Bradley S. S. Dunn provided a brief presentation on the history of sex-based discrimination at a sneak premiere of the film, On the Basis of Sex. The film, which is based on the early life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, was part of an event in Columbus hosted by the Ohio Bar Association, the OSBA Women in the Profession Section, the Columbus Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers of Franklin County.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission Rule Review: 

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is currently undergoing our five-year rule review process. In accordance with Section 119.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on Thursday, February 26, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

At this hearing, any person may appear and be heard personally, through an attorney or both. The Commission will receive written position statements and oral testimony from the public. Persons who desire to submit written statements only should submit them by mail, email or fax no later than Monday, February 22, 2019 to:

Mail to:  Ohio Civil Rights Commission
ATTN:  Legal Department
30 East Broad Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Fax to:  614-466-7742

The purpose of this hearing is to solicit public comment on proposed amendments to the following rules found in Ohio Administrative Code Section 4112.


4112-5-05       Sex discrimination [Adding “in employment”]. (Amended)

4112-5-06       Discrimination against the disabled in places of public accommodation.  (Amended)

4112-5-08       Discrimination in the employment of the disabled.  (Amended)

4112-6-02       Punitive damages. (Rescinded)

For more information on the rule review process, visit the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) website and the Register of Ohio.