Enquiries, Complaints and Support

The Human Rights Commission offers a free, informal enquiries and complaints service to deal with discrimination and racial and sexual harassment issues. Discrimination happens when a person is treated unfairly or less favourably than others in similar circumstances.

If you think you have faced discrimination, you can make a complaint to the Human Rights Commission. We can help with advice and information and, if necessary, mediating your complaint.

What you can complain about

What you can complain about

The Human Rights Act makes it unlawful to discriminate on a wide range of grounds, from age and ethnicity to beliefs, employment status and sexual orientation.

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How to make a complaint

How to make a complaint

How to make a complaint about discrimination or human rights in New Zealand.

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Advice and support

Advice and support

We provide information to help you understand whether discrimination you face is unlawful, and what your options are for resolving disputes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

A section where we answer questions and comment on human rights scenarios and popular topics encountered by the Commission.

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