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Bias and Hate Crime Information

In Pennsylvania, a hate crime is defined as a criminal act motivated by ill will or hatred toward a victim’s race, color, religion, or national origin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

​Find answers to the PHRC’s most frequently asked questions – from details about the discrimination complaint process to information about bias and protected classes, and much more.

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Complaint Types and Forms

​Complaint information and forms about illegal discrimination in education, employment, housing and commercial property, and public accommodations.

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Discrimination Complaints

If you feel you have been the victim of illegal discrimination, file a complaint or report a bias incident by:




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