Your Rights in Public Services: Examples

Examples of What Could be Discrimination in Public Services

  • City inspectors punish people of color more severely for city code violations than they do for white people.
  • A county healthcare service does not provide a language interpreter for someone with limited English speaking ability, even though that person repeatedly asked for an interpreter.
  • A person is the target of racial profiling. Racial profiling happens when police use race, color and/or national origin as the only reason to suspect a person has done something illegal.
  • Police arrest a deaf man and refuse to provide an interpreter to allow him to communicate with them.

More Information

Fact Sheet (PDF)

What to Do

Contact us, do not wait! You have one year from the time the discrimination happened to file a charge with our agency.