What we do
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) is the City’s official civil rights agency. We enforce an important set of laws that prevent discrimination and promote equality.
PCHR works to:
- Enforce anti-discrimination laws, especially the City’s Fair Practices Ordinance.
- Administer the Fair Chance Hiring law, which prevents discrimination against people with criminal records.
- Investigate complaints of discrimination and violations of civil rights laws.
- Resolve community conflicts through dialogue and other dispute resolution methods.
- Educate the public on their legal rights and responsibilities.
PCHR is led by a nine-member commission, appointed by the mayor. This commission decides disputed complaints and conducts hearings to educate and inform the public.
PCHR works to make sure that everyone in Philadelphia has equal rights and opportunities.
Oct21EventPCHR PUBLIC SESSION OCTOBER 20229:30 am to 10:00 amEvent
PCHR PUBLIC SESSION OCTOBER 2022October 21, 20229:30 am to 10:00 am, 30 minsTopic: PCHR Public Session October 2022 Time: Oct 21, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89476239174?pwd=QlNZOGM4VWZidGxPUHlsQlQwM28rZz09 Meeting ID: 894 7623 9174 Passcode: 232771
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PCHR PUBLIC SESSION NOVEMBER 2022November 18, 20229:30 am to 10:00 am, 30 minsTopic: PCHR Public Session November 2022 Time: Nov 18, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81206970939?pwd=VXQ3Q25LcTJXVVdVNXFhZjl0d1U0Zz09 Meeting ID: 812 0697 0939 Passcode: 020289
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PCHR PUBLIC SESSION DECEMBER 2022December 16, 20229:30 am to 10:00 am, 30 minsTopic: PCHR Public Session December 2022 Time: Dec 16, 2022, 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85874123076?pwd=dTUwT0RGbk1XbnBtUEdKWDBiaHBZdz09 Meeting ID: 858 7412 3076 Passcode: 170417