How To File a Complaint of Discrimination
The Governor's Executive Order (which incorporates the principles of all relevant federal employment laws) prohibits discrimination against state employees and applicants for state employment. All individuals shall be afforded an equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender (includes sexual harassment), age religion, national origin, political affiliation, or disability. The Order also prohibits retaliatory actions taken against persons making these allegations. In addition, state agencies are obligated to adhere to state personnel policies and procedures. If you feel that you are the victim of an act of illegal discrimination and wish to file a complaint, you must take the following steps:
- Download a Discrimination Complaint Form. Also, you may get a form from either your human resource office or from the Office of Equal Employment Services.
- Complete the form by filling in all requested information.
- Attach any supporting documentation.
- Include names and positions of persons involved and a brief description of the alleged act(s) of discrimination.
- Give the status of any internal complaint.
- File it with the Office of Equal Employment Services within 180 days of the alleged act of discrimination.