Responding to Discrimination or Harassment

The Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion receives and investigates complaints in the areas of city employment and public accommodations (city programs, activities, and services) for any person who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of age; race; color; national origin or ancestry; disability; gender; gender expression; gender identity; sex; sexual orientation; genetic information; HIV/AIDS status; natural hair types or hair styles or head wraps commonly associated with race, culture or religion; pregnancy; religion; or veteran or military status within the City of Toledo.

If you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment, you may file an online complaint below. Complaints and informal inquiries may also be submitted by phone, US mail, or in person to:

Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Attn: Investigations Unit
One Government Center, Suite 1900
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: 419-245-1198

File Complaint

Your Information (optional)

As the person filing the complaint, providing your information is optional, but recommended if you'd like Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to follow up with you on the investigation. Please note that if you include your name or contact information, the complaint will not be anonymous.

Responding Party's Information

The responding party is the person you are filing a complaint against. This information is also optional, but more information allows for a more thorough investigation.

Complaint Details

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You may upload audio, written documents, or images.

Supporting Information

Affirmation and Release

By signing below, I affirm that I have read and understand the following:

The information contained in this complaint form is complete, true, and factual.

I give permission to the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to request and receive any information necessary to resolve the material issues of this complaint. This permission includes but is not limited to, personnel records, medical records, and other information that may be relevant to this complaint.

I understand that if I do not provide the information requested or cooperate with the investigation, this may lead to closure of my complaint.

Information I provide will be shared on a need-to-know basis, however the complaint may be subject to public records request. Though the city will make every effort to keep information confidential and redact personal information, my confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

What Happens Next

Complaint is received

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will review the complaint and determine if an investigation is necessary to learn more about the interaction in question.

Follow up with complainant

If you provide your name and contact information with the complaint, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will follow up with you to provide updates on the case.

Investigate and recommend action

At the close of the impartial investigation, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will notify both parties of its findings and recommend appropriate next steps to remediate the concern and resolve the issue.