File A Complaint

The Intake Unit, which is a part of the Case Processing Department, is ready to assist you if you believe you are a victim of discrimination and wish to file a complaint. If you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination in employment, housing, public 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), familial status (housing only), and/or ​source of income (housing only), you may file a complaint of discrimination with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.

Complaints of employment ​must be filed within 300 days of the alleged unlawful incident, complaints of housing discrimination must be filed within one year of the alleged unlawful incident, and complains of public accommodations discrimination must be filed within six (6) months of the alleged unlawful incident.

Note: Maryland employment anti-discrimination law applies only to those employers with 15 or more employees. However, complaints alleging unlawful employment harassment can be filed against employers with 1 or more employee.

If you believe you are a victim of unlawful discrimination, the first step to filing a complaint is to initiate an online inquiry using the form below. The completion of this online form 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. ​

After you complete this online form, the Intake Unit will contact you to schedule an interview (either by phone or in-person) with one of our trained Intake Officers to complete the process. You must complete the interview, and sign and return any and all necessary documents (including the Charge of Discrimination) to the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights before the complaint is officially filed.

FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY OR WHO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE: Please contact the MCCR at 410-767-8600 or mccr@maryland.gov.

PARA INDIVIDUOS CON CONOCIMIENTO LIMITADO EN INGLÉS O QUE REQUIEREN ASISTENCIA ADICIONAL: comuníquese con el MCCR al 410-767-8600 o mccr@maryland.gov​.
 
To find out more about the Case Processing Department’s Investigations Unit and the next step of the process, please click here.

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