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Public Accommodation Discrimination

The following Categories are protected:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin/Ancestry
  • Sex
  • Religion/Creed
  • Physical/Mental disability

Retaliation Examples of public accommodation allegations:

  • Failure to allow entrance
  • Inability to enter due to barriers
  • Treated differently in places of public accommodation

Places of Public Accommodation include:

  • Restaurants
  • Banks
  • Hotels or Motels
  • Museums + Parks
  • Day care centers
  • Health clubs
  • Grocery and department stores
  • Theaters
  • Medical or dental offices or health care facilities

Time Limits to File with the Civil Rights Division

If a person thinks they have been discriminated against with respect to public accommodation, they must file their complaint with the Civil Rights Division within 180 days. The length of time available to file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office varies depending on the area of discrimination. Be sure to find out which time period is applicable to your particular circumstance.