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How to File a Charge under the Maine Human Rights Act

Have you been discriminated against because of  your ancestory, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age (employment), whistleblower or worker's comp retalitation (employment), receipt of public assistance (housing), having children or being unmarried (housing)?  You can file a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission. They will investigate your claim and try to help you resolve the issue if a legal violation is found. more...

Fair Lending

Discrimination in mortgage lending is prohibited by the federal Fair Housing Act (link is external) and the Maine Human Rights Act. more...

Get Help from the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

This new federal agency's stated mission is "to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products." The CFPB offers several online services: Ask CFPB The Bureau keeps a log of FAQ's so that you can learn from others' more...

Maine Attorney General's Consumer Law Guide

This comprehensive guide explains the laws governing over 30 of the most common consumer law topics including: Maine's "lemon law" protecting yourself from identity theft dealing with home improvement contractors writing a property lease and more... more...