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Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Section in the Office of the Ohio Attorney General represents the Ohio Civil Rights Commission in its mission of protecting equal opportunity and eliminating unlawful discrimination in employment, places of public accommodations, housing, credit and institutions of higher education.  Unlawful discrimination under the Ohio Revised Code includes discrimination based on certain protected classes, such as race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, familial status and military status.

The Ohio Civil Rights Section of the Attorney General’s Office litigates discrimination cases on behalf of the Commission.  The Attorney General’s Office does not provide legal representation to the person making the allegation of discrimination.  Discrimination claims are initiated and investigated by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

For more information regarding unlawful discriminatory practices, protected classes and the Commission’s jurisdiction, go to www.crc.ohio.gov.

Free educational workshops on discrimination in housing and employment are conducted on a regular basis by attorneys and other staff members of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  Here is an overview of available workshops.

The Civil Rights Section can be reached at 614-466-7900.