Seek initial counsel,
nonprofit legal organization.
Report to HHS
Report discrimination directly to HHS:
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
Seek legal counsel
If you have experienced discrimination because of your convictions, a wise approach is to refrain from making any statements or taking actions until you obtain legal counsel.
However, even if you have already taken action and even if the discrimination occurred in the past, you may still be able to seek justice through the legal system.
Each of the legal organizations below has worked with Freedom2Care to defend freedom of faith, conscience and speech. They can help you sort out your best course of action:
Option 2: Report to HHS
"If you believe that a covered entity discriminated against you (or someone else) on the basis of conscience or religious freedom, coerced you to violate your conscience or religious beliefs, or burdened your free exercise of religion, you may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
You may file a complaint for yourself, your organization, or for someone else."
-- US. Dept. HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom Division
Nonprofit legal firms
The non-profit, public interest legal foundations below
typically provide counsel without cost to clients.
How to File a
Filing a complaint is a simple, straightforward proposition: You tell your story of what happened--who, what, when, where.
Maybe as a result of conscience or relgious faith issues, you were:
pressured to participate in a conscientiously objectionable action or referral;
denied admission to an educational or training program;
subjected to any other form of discrimination based on your conscience and religious convictions.
Even if your story occurred decades ago, you can still report it, since investigating conscience discrimination cases is not legally constrained by a lapse of time.
No need for legalese, no complicated forms. You can file a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights--online or via mail, fax, or e-mail.
Learn more about how to file a complaint.