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​Investigation Process

After a discrimination complaint is filed:

  • The complaint will be assigned a docket number.
  • The complaint will be served to the respondent (the person you have named in your complaint as responsible for the alleged discrimination) within 30 days of the date of docketing.
  • The respondent is required to answer your complaint no more than 60 days after the date it was served.
  • The respondent is required to provide you with a copy of their answer.

You have the right to be represented before the PHRC by a private attorney.

The PHRC will file your complaint with the appropriate federal agency if your allegations are covered under federal laws enforced by the:



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