How do I file a charge?
You may file a charge online, by US Mail or in person at one of our regional offices.
What Happens Next
How to Respond to a Charge
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Civil Rights Reporter
(A) Application. Any respondent seeking a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) pursuant to Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 4112.02, division (E) must submit a written application to the commission. The application must contain the following:
(B) Consideration of application. After an application has been submitted in compliance with this rule, the commission may consider the application at a regularly scheduled meeting and either:
(C) Disposition. Any application that is referred to the commission staff for further investigation or to an administrative law judge for a public hearing shall be considered by the commission at a regularly scheduled meeting as soon as practical after receipt of an investigative report or the administrative law judge’s report. The commission may grant or deny the application for a BFOQ after the hearing or further investigation.
(D) Denial of a BFOQ. In the event the commission denies the respondent’s application for a BFOQ, such denial shall not preclude the respondent from asserting a BFOQ as a defense to a charge of discrimination at any subsequent public hearing concerning the issues regarding which the application for a BFOQ was sought.
(E) Denial of a BFOQ is not appealable. The commission’s denial of a request for a BFOQ, pursuant to this rule, shall not be deemed to be a final appealable order of the commission.
(F) Expiration of a BFOQ. Any BFOQ granted pursuant to this rule shall expire after two years, unless the respondent has applied for and been granted an extension by the commission.