Mission Statement

To protect the public health, safety and welfare, the Maine Human Rights Commission ensures that every person in the State of Maine has a right to equal opportunity in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and credit.

To accomplish our mission, the Maine Human Rights Act authorizes the Commission:

  • To investigate all conditions and practices within the State which allegedly detract from the enjoyment, by each inhabitant of the State, of full human rights and personal dignity;
  • To investigate all forms of invidious discrimination, whether carried out legally or illegally, and whether by public agencies or private persons;
  • To recommend measures calculated to promote full enjoyment of human rights and personal dignity.