Complain about discrimination
Discrimination is illegal — you have the right to complain.
Making a complaint
If you have experienced unlawful discrimination, you can contact New Zealand’s commission for human rights. They provide free, confidential advice on human rights information, support, mediation and dispute resolution.
The website for Te Kāhui Tika Tangata the Human Rights Commission has more information about:
The Human Rights Review Tribunal
The Human Rights Review Tribunal is a specialist body that deals with cases brought under the law. It can award damages for losses suffered and lost dignity.
Health or disability discrimination
For human rights complaints related to health and disabilities, the Office for Disability Issues website lists the organisations to contact:
Children and young people’s rights or safety concerns
For advice on who to contact about children’s rights or safety concerns, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner provides more information: