The Westchester County Human Rights Commission enforces Westchester County's Human Rights Law and Fair Housing Law. These laws protect against unlawful discrimination based on a person’s group identity. Group identity includes:

  • Race and/or color
  • Gender (including gender identity and gender expression)
  • Sexual orientation 
  • Age
  • Disability (both physical and mental) 
  • Pregnancy or familial status
  • Marital status
  • Status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and/or stalking
  • Religion and/or creed
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Alienage
  • Citizenship status

The Commission accepts and investigates allegations of discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and in credit lending.
The Commission further seeks to provide education and outreach to Westchester communities on discrimination, hate incidents, and other laws that protect human dignity. For more information, go to the Resources link