NOTICE TO PARTIES:
The Office of Anti-Discrimination attempts to bring every charge of discrimination to resolution as quickly as possible. With limited exception, charges of discrimination are investigated on a first-filed, first-investigated basis. Every charge is unique and the time required to investigate a claim is specific to the number of allegations and complexities of the allegations. An investigator will contact the charging party and the respondent when the investigation is started.


The Office of Anti-Discrimination enforces laws against employment discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age (40 or older), marital status or genetic information.

These laws can be found in 19 Delaware Code Chapter 7. Other laws may protect you from other types of discrimination, such as discrimination in public accommodation or housing. These laws are enforced by the Delaware Human Relations Commission, statehumanrelations.delaware.gov.

The laws enforced by the Office of Anti-Discrimination protect you against employment discrimination when it involves:

  • Unfair treatment because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age (40 or older), marital status or genetic information.
  • Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in your workplace, because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age (40 or older), marital status or genetic information.
  • Denial of a reasonable workplace change that you need because of your religious beliefs or disability.
  • Retaliation because you complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

For more information about the types of practices prohibited by the laws enforced by the Office of Anti-Discrimination, see discriminatory practices.