Rights, Policies List of State Fair Employment Practices Agencies

  1. The overwhelming majority of states and some localities have enacted their own anti-discrimination laws. They also have set up agencies responsible for enforcing these laws, which are known as Fair Employment Practices Agencies or "FEPAs" as abbreviated. View attachment 750

    As would be expected, the laws that FEPAs enforce are similar to the laws that are enforced by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), a federal agency. FEPAs can enforce local law that extends beyond EEOC coverage, which includes a prohibition against discrimination due to sexual orientation, marital status and having children. Make sure you become aware of the deadlines for filing a charge, including the different standards for determining if you qualify for protection under state or local law.

    Contact information for Fair Employment Practice Agencies in the USA


    ALABAMA FEPA

    Alabama Department of Human Resources
    Office of Equal Employment & Civil Rights
    334-242-1550
    www.dhr.state.al.us/eeo

    ALASKA FEPA

    Alaska State Commission on Human Rights
    800A Suite 204
    Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
    907-276-4692
    www.gov.state.ak.us/aschr/aschr.htm

    ARIZONA FEPA

    Arizona State Attorney General
    Civil Rights Division
    402 W Congress South Bldg. #215
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    520-628-6500
    www.attorney-general.state.az.us/civil_rights/

    ARKANSAS FEPA

    No FEPA state agency listed

    CALIFORNIA FEPA

    Department of Justice, Civil Rights Enforcement Section
    Public Inquiry Unit
    P.O. Box 944255
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
    (916) 322-3360
    caag.state.ca.us/civilrights/

    California Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing
    2014 T St. Suite 210
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-227-2878
    www.dfeh.ca.gov/

    COLORADO FEPA

    Colorado Civil Rights Division
    1560 Broadway Suite 1050
    Denver, CO 80202
    303-894-2997
    800-262-4845 in state
    www.dora.state.co.us/civil-rights

    CONNECTICUT FEPA

    Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
    21 Grand St.
    Hartford, CT 06106
    860-541-3400
    800-477-5737
    www.state.ct.us/chro

    DELAWARE FEPA

    Delaware Human Relations Division
    820 French St. 4th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-577-5050
    www.state.de.us/sos/human.htm

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FEPA

    District of Columbia, Office of Human Rights
    441 4th St. NW Suite 970N
    Washington, DC 20001
    phone:202-727-3900
    fax: 202-724-3786
    ohr.dc.gov/

    FLORIDA FEPA

    Florida Commission on Human Relations
    Building F Suite 240
    325 John Knox Rd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-4149
    850-488-7082
    800-342-8170
    fchr.state.fl.us/

    GEORGIA FEPA

    Georgia Human Relations Commission
    225 Peachtree St. NE Suite 207
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-656-6046
    www.ganet.org/ghrc

    HAWAII FEPA

    Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
    830 Punchbowl St. Room 411
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    808-586-8636
    www.state.hi.us/hcrc

    IDAHO FEPA

    Idaho Human Rights Commission
    1109 Main St. 4th Floor
    P.O. Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720
    208-334-2873
    www.state.id.us/ihrc

    ILLINOIS FEPA

    Illinois Dept. of Human Rights
    100 W Randolph St. Suite 10-100
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-814-6200
    800-662-3942
    www.state.il.us/dhr

    INDIANA FEPA

    Indiana Civil Rights Commission
    100 N Senate Ave. Room N103
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317-232-2600
    800-628-2909
    www.state.in.us/icrc

    IOWA FEPA

    Iowa Civil Rights Commission
    211 E Maple St.
    Grimes State Office Bldg.
    Des Moines, IA 50309-1858
    515-281-4121
    800-457-4416
    www.state.ia.us/government/crc

    KANSAS FEPA

    Kansas Human Rights Commission
    900 SW Jackson St. Suite 851-S
    Topeka, KS 66612-1258
    785-296-3206
    www.ink.org/public/khrc

    KENTUCKY FEPA

    Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Contract Compliance
    Capitol Annex, Room 370
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Telephone: (502) 564-2874
    Facsimile: (502) 564-1055
    www.state.ky.us/agencies/finance/descript/eeoc.htm

    LOUISIANA FEPA

    Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
    1001 N. 23rd St., Suite 262
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
    Phone: (225) 342-6969
    Fax: (225) 342-2063
    TDD: 1-888-248-0859
    www.gov.state.la.us/depts/lchr.htm

    MAINE FEPA

    Maine Human Rights Commission
    51 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0051
    207-624-6050
    www.state.me.us/mhrc/

    MARYLAND FEPA

    Maryland Human Rights Commission
    6 St. Paul St. 9th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202-1631
    410-767-8600
    800-637-6247 in state
    www.mchr.state.md.us

    MASSACHUSETTS FEPA

    Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
    1 Ashburton Pl., Room 601
    Boston, MA 02108-1518
    617-727-3990
    www.state.ma.us/mcad/

    MICHIGAN FEPA

    Michigan Department of Civil Rights
    Victor Bldg. Suite 700
    201 N Washington Square
    517-335-3165
    www.mdcr.state.mi.us/mdcr/

    MISSISSIPPI FEPA

    No FEPA state agency listed

    MISSOURI FEPA

    Missouri Commission Human Rights
    Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
    P.O. Box 1129
    3315 W Truman Blvd.
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-3325
    573-751-3325
    www.dolir.state.mo.us/hr

    MONTANA FEPA

    Dept. of Labor and Industry, Human Rights Commission
    P.O. Box 1728
    Helena, MT 59620
    406/444-4344
    800-542-0807 in state
    dli.state.mt.us/decisions/hrcdec.htm

    NEBRASKA FEPA

    Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
    301 Centennial Mall South
    P.O. Box 94934
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    402-471-2024
    800-642-6112
    www.nol.org/home/NEOC/

    NEVADA FEPA

    Dept. of Employment Training and Rehabilitation
    Nevada Equal Rights Commission
    1515 E. Tropicana Ave. Suite 590
    Las Vegas, NV 89119-6522
    702-486-7161
    detr.state.nv.us

    NEW HAMPSHIRE FEPA

    New Hampshire Human Rights Commission
    2 Chenell Dr.
    Concord, NH 03301
    603-271-2767
    www.state.nh.us/hrc

    NEW JERSEY FEPA

    New Jersey Dept. of Law and Public Safety
    Division on Civil Rights
    140 E Front St.
    P.O. Box 090
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0090
    609-292-4605
    www.state.nj.us/lps/dcr

    NEW MEXICO FEPA

    New Mexico Human Rights Division
    Dept. of Labor
    1596 Pacheco St.
    Santa Fe, NM 87502
    505-827-6838
    800-566-9471
    www3.state.nm.us/dol

    NEW YORK FEPA

    New York State Division of Human Rights
    55 W 125th St.
    New York, NY 10027
    212-961-8400
    www.nysdhr.com

    NORTH CAROLINA FEPA

    North Carolina Human Relations Commission
    217 W Jones St. 4th Floor
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    919-733-7996
    www.doa.state.nc.us/hrc/homepage.htm

    NORTH DAKOTA FEPA

    North Dakota Dept. of Labor, Division of Human Rights
    State Capital
    600 East Blvd.
    Bismarck, ND 58505
    701-328-2660
    800-582-8032
    www.state.nd.us/labor/Division of Human Rights.htm

    OHIO FEPA

    Ohio Civil Rights Commission
    111 E Broad St. Suite 301
    Columbus, OH 43205
    614-466-5928
    www.state.oh.us/crc

    OKLAHOMA FEPA

    Oklahoma Civil Rights Commission
    2101 N Lincoln Blvd.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    405-521-2360
    www.onenet.net/~ohrc2

    OREGON FEPA

    Oregon Civil Rights Division
    Bureau of Labor and Industry
    800 NE Oregon St. #32 Suite 1070
    Portland, OR 97232
    503-731-4075
    www.boli.state.or.us/civil

    PENNSYLVANIA FEPA

    Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
    301 Chestnut Street, Suite 300
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Voice: (717) 787-4410
    Telephone: (717) 783-9308 or (717) 787-4087
    www.phrc.state.pa.us/

    RHODE ISLAND FEPA

    Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
    10 Abbott Park Pl.
    Providence, RI 02903-3768
    401-222-2661
    www.state.ri.us/manual/data/queres/stdept_.idc?id=16

    SOUTH CAROLINA FEPA

    South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
    P.O. Box 4490
    2611 Forest Dr. Suite 200
    Columbia, SC 29240
    803-737-7800
    www.state.sc.us/schac/

    SOUTH DAKOTA FEPA

    South Dakota Dept. of Commerce and Regulation
    Division of Human Rights
    118 W Capital Ave.
    Pierre, SD 57501
    605-773-4493
    www.state.sd.us/dcr/hr

    TENNESSEE FEPA

    Tennessee Human Rights Commission
    530 Church Street, Suite 400
    Cornerstone Square Building
    Nashville, TN 37243-0745
    Phone: 615-741-5825
    www.state.tn.us/humanrights/

    TEXAS FEPA

    Texas Commission on Human Rights
    P.O. Box 13493
    6830 Highway 290 East, Suite 250
    Austin, TX 78711
    512-437-3450
    www.state.tx.us/agency/344.html

    UTAH FEPA

    Utah Anti-Discrimination Division
    P.O. Box 146640
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6640
    801-530-6801
    laborcommission.utah.gov/

    VERMONT FEPA

    Vermont Human Rights Commission
    135 State St. Drawer 33
    Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
    802-828-2480
    www.hrc.state.vt.us/

    VIRGINIA FEPA

    Council on Human Rights
    Suite 1202 Washington Bldg.
    1100 Bank St.
    Richmond, VA 23219
    804-225-2292
    800-633-5510
    www.chr.state.va.us

    WASHINGTON FEPA

    Washington State Human Rights Commission
    P.O. Box 42490
    711 S Capital Way #402
    Olympia, WA 98504-2490
    360-753-6770
    800-233-3247
    www.wa.gov/hrc

    WEST VIRGINIA FEPA

    West Virginia Human Rights Commission
    1321 Plaza East Room 108A
    Charleston, WV 25301
    304-558-2616
    888-676-5546
    www.state.wv.us/wvhrc

    WISCONSIN FEPA

    Wisconsin Equal Rights Division
    Dept. of Workforce Development
    P.O. Box 8928
    201 E Washington Ave. Room 407
    Madison, WI 53708-8928
    608-266-6860
    www.dwd.state.wi.us/er

    WYOMING FEPA

    Wyoming Department of Employment Labor Standards
    Fair Employment Program
    1510 E. Pershing, West Wing, Suite 2015
    Cheyenne, WY 82002
    http://wydoe.state.wy.us/doe.asp?ID=247
    Employment & Labor:
    FEPA - Fair Employment Practices Act

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