Human Rights Commission

Tyrone Wilson, Commissioner

13-199 Development Center Suite 600
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-334-5492
Fax: 845-338-2349

Find the Ulster County Human Rights Complaint Form Here

 

Mission

The Ulster County Human Rights Commission exists to foster respect for the rights of all people and to explore opportunities for improving relations among all people of Ulster County.

Overview

The Human Rights Law in NYS states that every citizen has an “equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life.” This law protects you from discrimination in areas such as employment, education, credit, and purchasing or renting a home or commercial space based on your:

  • Race
  • Creed
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Military status
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Domestic violence victim status
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy-related condition
  • Predisposing genetic characteristics
  • Prior arrest or conviction record
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Familial status
  • Lawful source of income (in housing only)
  • Retaliation for opposing unlawful discriminatory practices

 

Here’s how to get started if you believe you’ve experienced discrimination:

  • Fill out the complaint form, answer all of the questions, and sign the form. If possible, type the form. If you are filling out the form by hand, please print it.
  • Attach copies of any documents that you think will help the Department investigate the case (pay stub, letter of termination, performance evaluation disciplinary notice, etc).
  • Return the completed complaint form to the Department. You may return the complaint by postal mail to the offices located at 13-199 Development Court, Suite 600, Kingston, NY 12401, email your complaint to infohr[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us, or fax it to (845) 338-2349.
  • Keep a copy of your complaint and copies of any documents you attach for your own records.

Meet the Human Rights Commissioners

 

Carl Brown
Term: January 2021 – December 2025
Port Ewen, NY
Party: Democratic

Martin Dunkley
Term: January 2021 – December 2025
Saugerties, NY
Party: Democratic

Diana Zuckerman
Term: January 2021 – December 2025
Rosendale, NY
Party: Democratic

Donald Mapes
Term: January 2021 – December 2025
Kingston, NY
Party: Democratic

Alice Cook
Term: January 2021 – December 2025
Hurley, NY
Party: Democratic

Limina Grace Harmon
Term: January 2021 – December 2025
New Paltz, NY
Party: Democratic

A Myers
Term: January 2021 – December 2025
New Paltz, NY
Party: Democratic