Ohio Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety/Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage and Hour / Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Ohio, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Ohio

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency
Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC)

Central Office
Rhodes State Office Tower
30 East Broad Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2785
Fax: (614) 644-8776

Akron Regional Office
Vera Boggs, Regional Director
Akron Government Bldg.
161 S. High Street, Suite 205
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 643-3100  Fax: (330) 643-3120)
TTY: (330) 643-1488

Cincinnati- Satellite Office
Norman Gibson, Regional Director
7162 Reading Road, Suite 606
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Phone:  (513) 351-2541  Fax:  (513) 351-2616
(937) 285-6500 TTY

Cleveland Regional Office
Vera Boggs, Regional Director
Lausche State Office Building
615 W. Superior Ave., Suite 885
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 787-3150  Fax: (216) 787-4121
TTY: (216) 787-3549

Columbus Regional Office
Aman Mehra, Regional Director
Rhodes State Office Tower
30 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2785  Fax: (614) 466-6250
TTY: (614) 752-2391

Dayton Regional Office
Norman Gibson, Regional Director
40 W. 4th Centre
40 W. 4th Street, Suite 1900
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 285-6500  Fax: (937) 285-6606
TTY: (937) 285-6500

Toledo Regional Office
Darlene Newbern, Regional Director
One Government Center
640 Jackson Street, Suite 936
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 245-2900  Fax: (419) 245-2668
TTY: (419) 245-2900

Web Address: http://crc.ohio.gov/

Agency Description/Mission: The Ohio Civil Rights Commission enforces state laws against discrimination. The agency receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and disability in higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry and familial status. The Commission has six regional offices in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Cincinnati Area Office

550 Main Street
Suite 10019
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 1-800-669-4000TTY: 1-800-669-6820

Cleveland District Office
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 3001
Cleveland, OH 44199
Phone: For general inquiries or to begin the process of filing a complaint of discrimination, please call 1-800-669-4000.

If you have existing business with the Cleveland Field Office or know the name of the person you are trying to reach, please call 1-866-408-8075.

TTY: 1-800-669-6820

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Cincinnati Area Office
36 Triangle Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Phone: (513) 841-4132
Fax: (513) 841-4114

Cleveland Area Office
Essex Place
6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 203
Independence, Ohio 44131-6964
Phone:(216) 447-4194
Fax: (216) 520-1624

Columbus Area Office
Federal Office Building
200 North High Street, Room 620
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 469-5582
Fax: (614) 469-6791

Toledo Area Office
Ohio Building
420 Madison Avenue, Suite 600
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 259-7542
Fax: (419) 259-6355

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Office of Unemployment Compensation
30 E. Broad St., 32nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
Phone: (877) 644-6562
Fax: (614) 466-6873

Web Address: http://jfs.ohio.gov/

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4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

State Labor Agency

Ohio Department of Commerce, Wage and Hour Bureau
6606 Tussing Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Phone: (614) 644-2239
Fax: (614) 728-8639

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
30 West Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43266-0581
Phone (Toll-Free): 1-800-OHIOBWC (1-800-644-6292)
Fax: (877) 520-OHIO (6446)
E-mail: http://www.ohiobwc.com/home/contactus/contactus.asp
Web Address: http://www.ohiobwc.com

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