Initiate an Inquiry

Initiate an Inquiry

​​If you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination in employmenthousingpublic accommodations, or state contracts because of your race, color, religion or creed, sex, age, ancestry or national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (employment only), and/or familial status (housing only), you may file a complaint of discrimination with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.  The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights investigates complaints from anyone who reasonably believes they have been discriminated against.  The Commission may also initiate a complaint based on reliable information that any person or business is or has been engaged in a discriminatory practice.  Any person may visit any Maryland Commission on Civil Rights office to file a complaint.


The completion of this questionnaire, or contacting the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights via email or telephone does not constitute the filing of a complaint of discrimination with the Commission pursuant to Title 20 of the State Government Article, Annotate Code of Maryland.  To file a complaint of discrimination required the complainant to provide the Commission a written complaint, signed by the complainant.  Anyone wishing to file a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination in violation of Titles 20, must file the complaint within six (6) months of the alleged unlawful incident, in the case of discrimination by a place of public accommodation, or within one year of the alleged unlawful incident, in the case of unlawful housing practices.  The Commission encourages anyone wishing to file a complaint to immediately contact the Commission by telephone and speak directly with a trained intake officer at on​e of our offices​.

Note: Maryland employment anti-discrimination law applies only to employers with 15 or more employees.

Click here to file the Preliminary Discrimination Questionnaire​

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