Filing A Charge

Individuals who believe they have suffered discrimination may call the OSC toll-free Worker Hotline at 1-800-255-7688 [Voice] or 1-800-237-2515 [TTY].

OSC staff members (who have access to language interpreters) can help workers by calling employers and explaining proper verification practices and, when necessary, by providing individuals who may be victims of discrimination with charge forms. OSC investigations typically take no longer than 7 months from receipt of a charge of discrimination. If a violation has been found, victims may obtain various types of relief, including job relief and back pay.

If OSC does not have a charge form in your language, you can send us information about yourself and what happened to you in whatever language you prefer.  On this page you will find instructions on how to send OSC information by mail, fax, or email.  OSC will translate the information that you send us into English.  OSC can also contact you in your preferred language if OSC has any questions for you. 

To file a charge electronically

You may complete and submit a charge form electronically by selecting the language of your choice: 

English

Spanish (español)

Arabic (العربية)

Chinese (中文)

French (français)

Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen)

Korean (한국어)

Portuguese (português)

Russian (Pусский)

Tagalog

Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

To file a charge by mail, fax, or email

You may also print and complete one of the PDF versions of the charge form below, and submit it by mail, fax, or email.

English

Spanish (español)

Arabic  (العربية)

Chinese (中文)

French (français)

Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen)

Korean (한국어)

Portuguese (português)

Russian (Pусский)

Tagalog

Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

To file a charge by mail

Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
Civil Rights Division
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (NYA)
Washington, DC 20530

To file a charge by fax

Fax: 202-616-5509

To file a charge by email

You may also print and sign the charge form and send it as an email attachment to our OSC mailbox at: osccrt@usdoj.gov.

Filing supporting documents

Should you wish to supplement your charge form with supporting documents or attachments, you may do so by email, mail, or fax, as outlined above.   If you have received a reference number from OSC, please include that number when transmitting attachments or documents relating to your form.

Resources

Direct Office Line: 202-616-5594
Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688
Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155
Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-800-237-2515

Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Updated September 27, 2016