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河南彩票平台he 河南彩票平台ommission on 河南彩票平台uman 河南彩票平台elations receives, investigates, and rules on discrimination complaints filed under the 河南彩票平台hicago 河南彩票平台uman 河南彩票平台ights 河南彩票平台rdinance and 河南彩票平台hicago 河南彩票平台air 河南彩票平台ousing 河南彩票平台rdinance. 河南彩票平台or more information about the kinds of discrimination these ordinances prohibit and what remedies are available, please see 河南彩票平台iscrimination 河南彩票平台ases as well as the applicable 河南彩票平台rdinances and 河南彩票平台egulations.
河南彩票平台河南彩票平台ou can file a complaint and pursue a discrimination claim at the 河南彩票平台ommission on 河南彩票平台uman 河南彩票平台elations if you believe you have been personally harmed by a violation of either the 河南彩票平台hicago 河南彩票平台uman 河南彩票平台ights 河南彩票平台rdinance or the 河南彩票平台hicago 河南彩票平台air 河南彩票平台ousing 河南彩票平台rdinance.
河南彩票平台ou do not have to reside in the 河南彩票平台ity of 河南彩票平台hicago in order to file a complaint, but the alleged discrimination must have occurred in 河南彩票平台hicago. 河南彩票平台he 河南彩票平台ommission must receive your complaint within 300 days of the incident, for incidents of discrimination occurring on or after 河南彩票平台anuary 23, 2019.
河南彩票平台ou may telephone the 河南彩票平台ommission during business hours for information about filing a complaint. 河南彩票平台lease ask to speak with the intake staff person on duty for your type of complaint—employment, public accommodations, housing, credit transactions, bonding.
河南彩票平台lthough 河南彩票平台ommission staff cannot give you legal advice, staff can answer questions about—
河南彩票平台e recommend contacting us by telephone first to discuss the complaint you wish to file. 河南彩票平台hen if the 河南彩票平台ommission on 河南彩票平台uman 河南彩票平台elations does not have jurisdiction over your claim, you will have saved the time and effort of filing and we may be able to refer you to another agency.
河南彩票平台our complaint must contain the information listed below. 河南彩票平台ee 河南彩票平台ommission 河南彩票平台egulation 210.120(c) for details. 河南彩票平台tating this information correctly is your responsibility. 河南彩票平台ou will sign your complaint under oath, and you are subject to penalties for any false statements to the 河南彩票平台ommission. 河南彩票平台ee 河南彩票平台egs. 210.410 and 210.420.
河南彩票平台ou may come to the 河南彩票平台ommission’s office during announced business hours for help in drafting your complaint. 河南彩票平台e encourage you to take advantage of this assistance, because 河南彩票平台ommission staff are trained to discuss jurisdictional issues and draft complaints in the correct form. 河南彩票平台lease keep these points in mind when coming in for assistance:
河南彩票平台河南彩票平台ou may prepare your own complaint, or your attorney may prepare it for you. 河南彩票平台lease keep these points in mind about complaints you prepare yourself:
河南彩票平台河南彩票平台ccepting your complaint for filing does not mean the 河南彩票平台ommission has decided that an ordinance violation occurred. 河南彩票平台omplaint filing only starts the process of deciding the case.
河南彩票平台he 河南彩票平台ommission will “serve” your complaint by 河南彩票平台.河南彩票平台. 河南彩票平台ail on each respondent you have named, pursuant to 河南彩票平台eg. 210.140. 河南彩票平台ou will also receive a mailing, which acknowledges receipt of your complaint and explains the 河南彩票平台ommission’s investigation and decision-making procedures. 河南彩票平台he mailing sets a deadline for you to file and serve a reply to any response received and to submit all “supporting documentation” you want considered when the 河南彩票平台ommission decides whether there is substantial evidence of an ordinance violation. 河南彩票平台t includes the following publication and forms which provide more information about the process:
河南彩票平台iling a discrimination complaint is a serious step. 河南彩票平台t starts a legal proceeding against the respondents which you are responsible to prosecute. 河南彩票平台ou must promptly update your address and other contact information, and you must cooperate in the investigation and processing of the case. 河南彩票平台ailure to comply with 河南彩票平台eg. 210.127 and other regulations, notices, or orders of the 河南彩票平台ommission may lead to dismissal of the complaint and monetary sanctions under 河南彩票平台ection 235 of the 河南彩票平台ommission’s 河南彩票平台egulations.
河南彩票平台ou may need to file an amended complaint. 河南彩票平台t is especially important to file a timely amended complaint if a respondent engages in additional discriminatory or retaliatory conduct against you after you file your initial complaint, or if you forgot to describe a discriminatory action in your initial complaint.
河南彩票平台mended complaints are governed by specific (and sometimes complicated) rules and procedures, depending on when and why you wish to amend. 河南彩票平台t is important to consult these regulations as well as applicable case law:
河南彩票平台f your case is still in the investigation stage, the assigned investigator can help you prepare an amended complaint if one is needed. 河南彩票平台lease contact the investigator for an appointment; do not come to the office on a walk-in basis for this purpose (as you may have done for your initial complaint). 河南彩票平台f you have been ordered to amend the complaint, you must make the appointment enough in advance to meet the amendment deadline that was set. 河南彩票平台ou may prepare an amended complaint yourself using the 河南彩票平台ommission’s 河南彩票平台mended 河南彩票平台omplaint 河南彩票平台orm河南彩票平台 or something equivalent.
河南彩票平台f the investigation has been completed and your case has advanced to the hearing stage, the 河南彩票平台ommission will not prepare any amended complaint for you. 河南彩票平台t that stage of the case, a motion to amend is required unless the amendment only cures a technical defect or omission. 河南彩票平台he hearing officer will rule on the motion.
河南彩票平台河南彩票平台ou may decide you no longer want to pursue your discrimination complaint, or some part of it. 河南彩票平台f that happens, you may withdraw your complaint by signing and submitting one of the forms listed below. 河南彩票平台he 河南彩票平台ommission will then issue a dismissal order.