In Nassau County, discrimination is defined as any difference in treatment based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, religion, source of income, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status or disability.
The Commission on Human Rights consists of 15 Commissioners representing men and women of various races and ethnicities, and persons with disabilities.
The Commission is committed to improving relations and ensuring equality of opportunity in Nassau County, and to eliminate discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation and education.
Persuasion, conciliation, investigation, and education are the major tools used to accomplish our goals.
The Commission is committed to promoting harmony among the diverse populations of Nassau County, by developing and initiating programs, literature, and projects which promote mutual respect through understanding and education.
The Commission is comprised of an Investigation Unit, a Job Development Center, a Community Relations Unit, and a Pre-Trial Services Unit.