Seattle Office for Civil Rights
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. SOCR enforces laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and contracting within Seattle city limits. SOCR is also the home of the City’s new Office of Labor Standards (OLS), which will enforce the city’s new minimum wage and wage theft laws, as well as Paid Sick and Safe Time and the Job Assistance Ordinance. In addition, SOCR leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, a citywide effort to end institutional racism in City government and to achieve racial equity across our community.