The following guidance will assist you in drafting and filing a complaint of discrimination with the Human Rights Bureau. If you have additional questions, contact HRB at (800) 542-0807.
Filing Deadline: A complaint must be filed within 180 days after the alleged act of discrimination occurred or was discovered.
Form of Complaints: A complaint must contain, at a minimum, the following information:
- Full name, address and telephone number, if any, of the person making the complaint.
- Full name, address and telephone number, if any, of the person against whom the complaint is made.
- Tell us the protected class you believe to be the bases of the alleged discrimination: age, race, color, sex, national origin, religion, creed, disability, marital status, familial status (housing claims only), political belief (government claims only) and retaliation.
- Include a clear and concise statement of the facts, including pertinent dates, constituting the alleged unlawful discriminatory practice.
- The verified signature of the person making the complaint. Here is an example of a “verified signature” line:
I swear or affirm that I have read the above charge and I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
Signature: _______EXAMPLE ONLY – DO NOT SIGN____________________ Date: ______________________________
Where to file: Complaints may be filed by mail, personal delivery or fax.
Human Rights Bureau
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624