How to Report Sexual Harassment
Reports of discrimination may be filed in person or by mail by filling out a form provided by the Commission, which you can receive by calling, writing, or visiting the Commission’s office. You can complete an Electronic Intake Questionnaire Form online and submit it through the online portal.
Alternatively, you can fill out a physical report. It must be sworn to under oath before a Notary Public or other person authorized by law to administer oaths and then filed at the office of the Maine Human Rights Commission (51 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0051). Alternative formats to report are also available. Once you’ve filled out the form, an Intake Officer will assist you with drafting a report, which will briefly set forth the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged discrimination.
How to report at your company:
If you have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment in your workplace, you can report internally, at your company, to an immediate supervisor or any supervisor/manager in the chain of command, the office equal employment opportunity coordinator, human resources, or the state equal employment opportunity coordinator.
How to report outside of your company:
Any person who believes that they’ve been subjected to unlawful discrimination covered under the Maine Human Rights Act may file a report with the Commission. Reports should be filed as soon as possible, but reports must be filed within 300 days of the date of discrimination.
For more information, contact:
Maine Human Rights Commission: 207-624-6290, or Maine Relay 711 (TTY)
State EEO Coordinator: 207-287-4651, or Maine Relay 711 (TTY)
Office EEO Coordinator: 207-626-8838, or Maine Relay 711 (TTY)