. Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction requirements for the GHRC are:

  • Charge must state discriminatory treatment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability or familial status.

  • Charge must be filed within 90 days(employment) or 365 days(housing) of the date of the alleged violation.

  • Alleged infraction must have occurred within the city limits of Gary, Indiana.

  • In employment charges, respondent must have at least six (6) employees.

Respondents include employers (private or public), employment agencies, labor organizations, educational institutions, places of public accommodation, landlords, real estate agencies, lending institutions, financial institutions or insurance companies.

The Commission's procedure to adjudicate a charge is an administrative procedure, not a criminal one.

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