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Discrimination

After a charge of discrimination is filed, the ACRD will begin an investigation of the allegations contained within the charge. An investigation may include conducting interviews, obtaining documents, and doing site visits. Generally, after investigation, the ACRD will determine either that no unlawful discriminatory practice or act has occurred or that there is reasonable cause to believe that an unlawful discriminatory practice or act has occurred.

If, after an investigation, the ACRD determines that no unlawful discriminatory practice or act has occurred, the ACRD will notify the parties in writing of this fact. On the other hand if, after an investigation, the ACRD determines there is reasonable cause to believe that an unlawful discriminatory practice or act has occurred, the ACRD may bring a civil action. Whether the ACRD investigation concludes that an unlawful discriminatory practice or act has occurred or has not occurred, private parties retain the right to bring their own civil action within the time limitations specified by law.

The following are generally PROTECTED areas from discrimination under Arizona State Law.