Human Rights, Commission on (CCHR)


The New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a city agency charged with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the country.

The NYCHRL prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status, and partnership status. Additional employment protections prohibit discrimination based on credit history, unemployment status, arrest or conviction record and status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offences. Additional housing protections prohibit discrimination based on lawful occupation, family status, and any lawful source of income (including housing subsidies). Retaliation, discriminatory harassment, and bias-based harassment, (including cyber bullying), are also prohibited under the law, in addition to profiling by law enforcement.



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Contact Numbers

(212) 306-7450
NY Relay Services (English):  (800) 421-1220
NY Relay Services (Spanish):  (877) 662-4886


Carmelyn P. Malalis, Esq. , Commissioner/Chair. $212,044.
Appointed November, 2014.
(212) 416-0120
Chief of Staff - Vacant
(212) 416-0227
Deputy Commissioner, LEB - Sapna V. Raj
(212) 416-0195
Assistant Commissioner, LEB - Katherine Greenberg
Assistant Commissioner, LEB - Katherine Carroll
(212) 416-0141
Deputy Commissioner, CRB - Kajori Chaudhuri
(212) 416-0295
Assistant Commissioner, CRB - Vacant
Deputy Commissioner, Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs - Vacant
(212) 416-0136
Executive Director, Communications & Marketing - Vincent P. Villano
(212) 416-0127
Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives - Brittny J. Saunders
(212) 416-0223
General Counsel - Damion K. L. Stodola
(212) 416-0291
Executive Director, Human Capital - Taiwo Onabanjo
(212) 416-0191
Chief Information Officer (CIO), IT - Deshard Stevens
(212) 416-0212
Executive Director, Operations & Chief Diversity Officer - Sheshe Segar
(212) 416-0123
Director, Mediation & Conflict Resolution - Elizabeth J. Shampnoi
(212) 416-0228
Press Secretary - Alicia McCauley
(212) 416-0105