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Protect Your Rights Pennsylvania Government Agencies

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1. Discrimination/harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & 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 Pennsylvania, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Pennsylvania

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC)

Please contact the office serving the county where the discrimination occurred (not necessarily the closest to where you live).

Harrisburg Regional Office
Riverfront Office Center
1101-1125 S. Front Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515
Phone: (717) 787-9784
TTY: (717) 787-7279

Counties Served: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming and York.

Philadelphia Regional Office
711 State Office Building
1400 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 560-2496
TTY: (215) 560-3599

Counties Served: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh Regional Office
11th Floor State Office Building
300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 565-5395
TTY: (412) 565-5711

Counties Served: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland.

Web Address: http://www.phrc.state.pa.us

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is to administer and enforce the PHRAct and the PFEOA of the Commonwealth of the Pennsylvania for the identification and elimination of discrimination and the providing of equal opportunity for all persons. The PHRC is mandated to enforce the Commonwealth's laws that prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, ancestry, age (40 and above), sex, national origin, non-job related disability, known association with a disabled individual, possession of a diploma based on passing a general education development test and familial status. The PHRC's jurisdiction covers employment, housing and commercial real estate, public accommodations, education, refusal or willingness to participate in abortion procedures and monitoring racial tension situations.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Philadelphia District Office
801 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Phone: (215) 440-2600
TTY: (215) 440-2610

Pittsburgh Area Office
1000 Liberty Avenue
Suite 1112
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4187
Phone: (412) 395-5749
TTY: (412) 644-2720

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)

Allentown Area Office
Saucon Valley Plaza
3477 Corporate Parkway
Suite 120
Center Valley, PA 18034
Phone:(267) 429-7542
Fax: (267) 429-7567

Philadelphia Area Office
US Custom House, Room 242
Second & Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2902
Phone: (215) 597-4955
Fax: (215) 597-1956

Erie Area Office
1128 State Street, Ste 200
Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
Phone: (814) 874-5150
Fax: (814) 874-5151

Pittsburgh Area Office
Federal Office Building, Room 1428
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4101
Phone: (412) 395-4903
Fax: (412) 395-6380


Harrisburg Area Office
43 Kline Plaza
Harrisburg, PA 17104-1529
Phone:(717) 782-3902
Fax:(717) 782-3746

 

Wilkes-Barre Area Office
The Stegmaier Building
Suite 410
7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5241
Phone: (570) 826-6538
Fax: (570) 821-4170

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

3. Unemployment Insurance

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Unemployment Compensation Claims Information Center
6th Floor, Labor & Industry Bldg.
Seventh & Forster Sts.
Harrisburg, PA 17121
Phone (Toll-Free): (888) 313-7284
TTY (Toll-Free): (888) 334-4046
Pennsylvania Teleclaims:
Toll-Free: (888) 255-4728
TTY (Toll-Free): (888) 411-4728

Web Address: http://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Unemployment FAQ's

Applying for UC Benefits

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Bureau of Labor Law Compliance
1301 Labor and Industry Building
Seventh and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0019Phone: (717) 787-4671
Toll-Free: (800) 932-0665
Fax: (717) 787-0517

Web Address: http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/Pages/default.aspx

Agency Description/Mission: The Bureau of Labor Law Compliance is responsible for the administration, education, and enforcement of labor laws. As such, it provides employers and employees with educational outreach seminars, conducts investigations and resolves disputes when complaints are received.

Labor Law Compliance

Minimum Wage and Overtime Complaint Form

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Harrisburg
1301 Labor & Industry Building
Seventh & Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0019
Phone: (717) 787-4671
Toll Free: 1-800-932-0665 

Philadelphia
1103 State Office Building
110 North 8th St., Suite 203
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4064
Phone: (215) 560-1858 

Pittsburgh
1201 State Office Building
301 5th Ave, Suite 330
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1210
Phone: (412) 565-5300
Toll Free: 1-877-504-8354
 

Altoona
Suite 200, 2nd Floor
1130, 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Toll Free: 1-877-792-8198
 

Scranton
201-B State Office Building
100 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-1923
Phone: (570) 963-4577
Toll Free: 1-877-214-3962

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

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Bureau of Workers' Compensation
1171 So. Cameron Street, Rm. 324
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2501
Phone: (717) 772-4447
Toll-Free: (800) 482-2383
TTY: (800) 362-4228

Web Address: http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=138&q=220671

Workers' Compensation & The Injured Worker

Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim