Human Relations Commission

The Erie County Human Relations Commission works to eliminate discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. The Commission investigates claims of unlawful discrimination to ensure the equal opportunities for all persons.

The Erie County Human Relations Commission enforces the Erie County Human Relations Commission Ordinance, which affords individuals the opportunity to obtain without discrimination employment for they are qualified, and reasonable access to any public property or facility, rental housing or commercial property.

The Ordinance recognizes as civil rights the following: race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability of the person, the use of guide or support animals because of the disability of the person, or because the person is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals. Those civil rights shall be enforceable under the Ordinance.