Welcome to PHRC:  Pennsylvania's Civil Rights Agency

You have the right to live, work and learn free from illegal discrimination. The PA Human Relations Commission enforces Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination laws and promotes equal opportunity. We encourage diverse workplaces, schools and communities where differences are not just tolerated, but celebrated.

PHRC investigates complaints of illegal discrimination.  Find out how to file a complaint and how the process works after you file.

Find out about training and education for schools, employers, businesses, community groups, local government, law enforcement and others.

Find publications on discrimination, diversity, hate crimes and related issues; required postings for entities subject to PA anti-discrimination laws; annual reports and more.

Find out more about illegal discrimination and where it occurs by clicking the buttons below.  Topics include sexual harassment, predatory lending, unequal pay, bullying and the many other forms illegal discrimination can take.

Education Discrimination link  Employment Discrimination link  Housing Discrimination link  Public Accommodation Discrimination link 


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PHRC December public meeting to be held in Reading. Please join us Monday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 100 N. 5th St. in Reading,  to hear about PHRC's work to promote equal opportunity and combat discrimination in PA. You'll have an opportunity to share your concerns or tell us about your community or organization's work to support our mission.
Learn about discriminatory practices that deny fair housing opportunities by watching A Matter of Place, a documentary film by the Fair Housing Justice Center, and remember, Fair Housing is your right. Use it!
Fair Housing Videos for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The National Fair Housing Alliance, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is pleased to announce the creation of 12 videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning. These videos provide critical legal and practical information in a format accessible to persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Check out Hiring People With Disabilities How-to Guide, a publication by the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation that makes it easier for employers to understand how simple and rewarding hiring people with disabilities can be. Find the guide on the Dept. of Labor & Industry's homepage, www.dli.state.pa.us.
News releases, meeting schedules and other events can be found on our NEWS & EVENTS page.