Forms and Publications for Discrimination Cases

Listed below are forms and informational publications for use when filing, prosecuting, and responding to discrimination complaints at the Commission on Human Relations.  You may download a document by clicking on its name (link) below. 

The Commission on Human Relations receives, investigates, and rules on discrimination complaints filed under the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance.  For more information about the kinds of discrimination these ordinances prohibit and what remedies are available, please see Discrimination Cases as well as the applicable Ordinances and Regulations

For Forms and Publications for Discrimination Cases in other languages, please refer to the 'Forms and Publications and other Languages' tab found on the CCHR homepage. 


GENERAL INFORMATION about Chicago’s discrimination ordinances

Ordinance Booklet

Regulations Booklet

Board Rulings Digest


SPECIFIC TOPICS about Chicago’s discrimination ordinances

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Ban the Box FAQ Sheet

Credit History Discrimination

Disability Discrimination Common Questions

Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Disability Regulations FAQ Sheet

Disability Regulations Flyer

Dress Codes, Admittance Policies, & Public Accommodation Discrimination

Fair Chance Flyer

FAQ - Gender Identity Amendment

Family Issues in Employment

Gender Identity Discrimination

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity Discrimination in a Public Accommodation

Harassment in a Public Accommodation

HIV-AIDS & Discrimination in the Workplace

Housing Choice Voucher Early Intervention Pilot Program

Housing Discrimination - English/Spanish

Information for Business Operators

Is Your Business Accessible?

Military Status Discrimination Fact Sheet

Military Status Discrimination FAQs

Military Status Discrimination Flyer

National Origin Discrimination - English & Spanish

Reasonable Accommodation in Employment

Section 8 Vouchers & Source of Income Discrimination

Security Procedures & Public Accommodation Discrimination

Sexual Harassment Flyer 

Sexual Harassment in Employment - English & Spanish

Sources of Fair Housing Training

Sources of Technical Assistance for Disability Access

What To Do if a Complaint is Filed Against You

Workplace Harassment


COMPLAINT FILING under Chicago’s discrimination ordinances

Drafting and Filing Discrimination Complaints on Your Own

Complaint Form

Background Form

Amended Complaint Form

Information for Complainants

Reply of Complainant Form

Supporting Documentation Cover Sheet

Withdrawal of Case Form

Withdrawal of Claim Form

Withdrawal of One of More Respondent Form



Information for Respondents

Response to Complaint

Supporting Documentation Cover Sheet


GENERAL FORMS AND INFORMATION used at many stages of a case

Notice of Filing & Certificate of Service

Motion for Extension of Time

Motion for Continuance or Extension of Time

Attorney Appearance

Legal Assistance Information - English & Spanish

Request for Review

File Access Request—for parties

Motion for Waiver of Fees

Researching Commission Law

Subject Matter Index Information

Subject Matter Index Order Form

Standing Order, Staff Decision-Making


HEARING FORMS used in cases that have advanced to the hearing stage

Standing Order, Administrative Hearing Procedures

Pre-Hearing Memorandum



SETTLEMENT of a discrimination case

Settlement Agreement

Withdrawal Pursuant to Private Settlement

Settlement & Mediation


OTHER DISCRIMINATION LAWS and enforcement agencies

Chicago Board of Education Cases—Guidelines for Intergovernmental Agreement

Chicago Board of Education Cases—Intergovernmental Agreement with IDHR

Chicago Board of Education Cases—Summary of Intergovernmental Agreement

Cook County Commission on Human Rights—Intergovernmental Agreement

Cook County Commission on Human Rights—Explanation of Relationship

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—Guidelines for Agreement

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—Intergovernmental Agreement

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—Summary of Agreement

US Dept. of Justice—Referral Agreement for National Origin Discrimination Cases

Where to File Discrimination Claims - Employment

Where to File Discrimination Claims - Housing

Where to File Discrimination Claims - Public Accommodations


ANNUAL REPORTS about discrimination complaints and their adjudication

2012 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2011 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2010 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2009 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2008 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2007 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2006 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2005 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2004 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2003 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

2002 Annual Report on Adjudication Activity

Supporting Information Facts

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