The Westchester County Human Rights Commission is operating and continuing to accept new complaints by e-mail at , fax at (914) 995-7720, mail and hand delivery. The Commission is continuing to conduct investigations. All hearings dates and mediations sessions have been temporarily postponed. Call our office at (914) 995-9500 if you have any questions or concerns. The Commission does not ask an individual’s immigration status.

In the wake of COVID-19, over 10,000 acts of hate, bias, and discrimination against people based on actual or perceived race, national origin, religion, age, disability or a perception about exposure to COVID-19 have been reported nationwide.

Threats and harassment based on a person’s protected class may constitute a hate crime. If you believe your safety is at risk, you should call 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. You may also contact the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Bias and Hate Crimes hotline at (914) 995-TIPS.

As of Dec. 7, 2021, the Westchester County Human Rights Law prohibits acts of Discriminatory Harassment. If you have been injured, harmed, or your property has been damaged due to your actual or perceived group identity, contact the Human Rights Commission to discuss your options. Read more about Discriminatory Harassment.

For Information on the coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions for workers regarding paid sick leave for COVID-19 related issues.
  • Call the New York State Department of Health at (888) 364-3065.
  • Go to the Westchester County Department of Health COVID-19 Updates.

Viruses don’t discriminate and neither should we.
If you've been subject to discrimination, bias, or hate contact the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. You may report by:

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: (914) 995-9500

Know your rights.