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This week we spoke to Ahni Malachi, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, on how the Commission operates and protects individuals, the high rate of disability discrimination complaints, and the Governor’s new Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency.
Commissioner Malachi said that besides the current wave of awareness towards racial discrimination there has not been a specific uptick regarding ethnicity or race within registered complaints. The highest number of complaints has actually been related to disability discrimination. Employers or employees are always welcome to reach out to the Commission to learn more, ask questions, and better understand what the law stipulates regarding disability protections.
Resources mentioned in the video:
- For more information and resources check out the NH Commission for Human Rights’ website: https://www.nh.gov/hrc/
- Learn how to file a complaint at: https://www.nh.gov/hrc/disability/index.html
- Read more on the Governor’s Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency (LEACT) Commission here: https://www.governor.nh.gov/accountability
- LEACT Commission’s Report and Recommendations to the Governor: https://www.governor.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt336/files/2020-09/accountability-final-report.pdf
- Commissioner Malachi is also on the council of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (GACDI), learn more here: https://www.governor.nh.gov/diversity
- Check out GACDI’s most recent annual report: https://www.governor.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt336/files/documents/diversity-annual-report-2020.pdf
- View the Governor’s COVID-19 Equity Response Team (GCERT) report here: https://www.governor.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt336/files/documents/20200825-health-equity.pdf