Employment

Floridians are entitled by law to not be discriminated in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability or marital status


Who Can File?

It is against the law to discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability or marital status.

An employee or an applicant for employment may file a complaint when:

• The alleged discriminatory act occurred within the past 365 days

• There is no federal or local agency responsible for accepting alleged complaints of discrimination.

Any person applying for work or working for a state agency (as defined in 216.011, F.S.) who has been retaliated against for disclosing protected information may file a complaint.

The complaint must be filed no later than 365 days after the prohibited personnel action (e.g., termination of employment).

The Commission may refer your complaint to another agency (Governor's office, Inspector General, etc.), as applicable.

If you have any questions regarding the filing of an Employment complaint, please call FCHR for assistance.


How To File?

Employment Discrimination Questionnaire

Below you will find a link to download the document "Technical Assistance Questionnaire for Employment Complaints". 

Your answers to this questionnaire are confidential pursuant to Florida Statute 760.11(12).

Please fax or mail the completed questionnaire to the Office of Customer Service (fax and address are listed on the last page of the questionnaire). An email option will be added soon. The Office of Customer Service will complete a charge form, as applicable, for your signature and mail it to you at the address listed on the questionnaire.

 

If you like, you can download a copy of the Original Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Worksharing Agreement for the Fiscal Year 2017, please click the link below:

EEOC Worksharing Agreement


Also, you can download a copy of the Original Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Worksharing Agreement Extension for the Fiscal Year 2018, please click the link below:

EEOC 2018 Worksharing Agreement extension