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Civil Rights Enforcement

Discrimination against those who are perceived to have Ebola, as well as against those who are or are perceived to be from a country where there is an Ebola outbreak, may be a violation of federal civil rights law. Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, or disability is unlawful under several federal laws and may result in criminal or civil liability. The Department of Justice has issued public guidance on protecting civil rights while responding to the Ebola virus.  To see the public guidance, click Here.

To inform this office of a civil rights issue or complaint, including discrimination in the context of the Ebola virus, click Here.  You may also contact one of the federal agencies listed on the following table, click Here.


Updated August 20, 2015

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