Resources

 

Filing a Discrimination Complaint with AHRC

Download the AHRC discrimination complain form (PDF).

To file a discrimination complaint in Arlington, Massachusetts, please print and fill out the AHRC discrimination complaint form (PDF) or ask us for a hardcopy of the form. Complaints must be submitted within four (4) months of the most recent discriminatory act. Complaints must be filed by transmitting one (1) original, completed copy of this form to the AHRC by mail or hand delivery. Alternatively, complaints submitted electronically shall be deemed officially filed as of the date of electronic submission if an original, signed copy is received or postmarked within (2) calendar weeks of the electronic submission.

All correspondence with the Arlington Human Rights Commission is public. You can call to speak confidentially with a commissioner about your options before filing a complaint. You can reach AHRC by phone at 781-316-3250, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail at 27 Maple St., Arlington, MA 02476.

Protected classes in Arlington, Massachusetts, are: race, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status. See the FAQ page for more information regarding nondiscrimation laws.

 

Other Resources

Know Your Rights: Discrimination Against Immigrants and Muslims (information from the ACLU
What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment (graphic by Maeril)
LGBTQIA+ Resources List
Diversity resources
The Office of Attorney General maintains a great resource that provides access to numerous resources to support crime victims.
Belmont Against Racism
The United Nations has a very thorough definition/explanation of Human Rights.

More useful links to come. If you find a resource that you'd like to see included please let us know.

 

You can reach AHRC by phone at 781-316-3250, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail at 27 Maple St., Arlington, MA 02476.