Partnerships

Please note that as of January 18, 2017, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has been renamed the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).

In an effort to increase accessibility to its services and resources, the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) has signed and/or reinvigorated memoranda of understanding with numerous federal, state and municipal fair employment practice agencies and with foreign governments. Through these partners, individuals can now obtain information about IER and file charges of immigration related employment discrimination. These agreements also provide for the referral of discrimination charges and training for agency and consular staff.

For questions about whether a matter can be referred to IER, please review the Referral Checklist or contact the IER Referral Duty Attorney by calling our office or sending an email to IERReferral@usdoj.gov. Agencies that wish to refer a charge to IER should completed and submit the IER Referral Form

 

Federal Partner Agencies

USCIS: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

EEOC: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

OFCCP: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

NLRB: Office of General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board

WHD: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

 

Embassy/Consular Partnerships

Ecuador: Ministry For Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador (also in Spanish)

El Salvador: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador (also in Spanish)

Mexico: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States (also in Spanish)

Honduras: Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Honduras (also in Spanish)

Peru: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Peru (also in Spanish)

 

State, Municipal, and Other Partner Agencies

Alaska

Anchorage Equal Rights Commission

Arizona

Arizona Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Division

California

California Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Colorado

Denver Anti-Discrimination Office, Agency for Human Rights & Community Relations

Connecticut

New Haven Commission on Equal Opportunities

Florida

Broward County Human Relations Commission
Lee County Office of Equal Opportunity
Pinellas County Office of Human Rights

Georgia

Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, Civil Rights Commission

Idaho

Idaho Human Rights Commission

Illinois

Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Illinois Department of Human Rights

Indiana

Bloomington Human Rights Commission
Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Rights Commission

Kansas

Kansas Human Rights Commission
City of Salina Human Relations Commission

Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission
Louisville & Jefferson County Human Rights Commission

Maine

Maine Human Rights Commission

Maryland

Prince George's County Human Rights Commission
Maryland Commission on Human Relations

Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Michigan

Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Minnesota

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Missouri

Kansas City Human Relations Department
Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Montana

Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Human Relations Division

Nebraska

Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Human Rights Bureau

North Carolina

North Carolina Human Relations Commission
North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Civil Rights Division

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Labor, Human Rights Division

Ohio

Ohio Civil Rights Commission

Palau

The Government of Palau

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations
York Human Relations Commission

Puerto Rico

The Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Department of Family and Community
Puerto Rico Department of Labor, Anti-Discrimination Unit

South Carolina

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Labor, Division of Human Rights
Sioux Falls Human Relations Commission

Texas

City of Corpus Christi Human Relations Commission

Utah

Labor Commission of Utah, Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division

Vermont

Office of the Attorney General for the State of Vermont

Washington

Seattle Office For Civil Rights

Washington, DC

District of Columbia Office of Human Rights

West Virginia

Huntington Human Relations Commission

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Labor Standards, Fair Employment Program

 

 

Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688 • Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155

 

Updated July 28, 2017