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XpertHR Employment Law Manual - EEO - Discrimination: Florida

Author: Kamilah L. Perry


  • The Florida Civil Rights Act is similar to Title VII as it prohibits employment discrimination practices. However, the Florida Civil Rights Act affords greater protections to Florida residents than similar federal laws. See Discrimination Under the Florida Civil Rights Act.

  • Under the Florida Civil Rights Act, an employee complaining of discrimination must file a charge of discrimination with the Florida Commission of Human Relations before being permitted to bring a private lawsuit against any employer. See Enforcement Through Florida Commission of Human Relations/Judicial Proceedings.

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