Human Rights Department

It is the public policy of the City of Michigan City to provide all of our citizens equal opportunity in the areas of employment, housing, education of public accommodation on the basis of:

  • Familial status (housing complaints only)
  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sex (including sexual harassment & pregnancy)
  • Ancestry

Discrimination based on age is covered by federal law and will be forwarded to EEOC. Charges of discrimination based on disability that does not meet the definition in MCHRC Ordinance #3283 will be forwarded to EEOC also.

It is also the public policy of the City of Michigan City to protect its citizens from unfounded charges of discrimination.

Our Mission

Commitment to the citizens of Michigan City to provide and promote equal opportunity by:

  • Enforcing the Human Rights, Affirmative Action and Contract Compliance ordinances
  • Educating the public in civil rights issues
  • Advocating tolerant and anti-discriminatory attitudes and systems

If you feel you have been discriminated against, due to your race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, marital status or sexual orientation, employment, housing or public accommodations and would like to request our support, please call (219) 873-1429 and leave your name, telephone number, with a brief message, or complete our Online Support Request Form and a representative from our office will return your call as soon as possible. All contacts with this department will remain confidential.

If you feel the City is not in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, please refer to the formal grievance procedure with the ADA Coordinator.

Resource Links

American Civil Liberties Union



Indiana Civil Rights Commission

Indiana Legal Services

Federal Trade Commission Credit

LaPorte County Government

U.S. Department of Labor

  1. Human Rights

    Physical Address
    100 East Michigan Boulevard
    Michigan City, IN 46360