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Filing an Employment Discrimination Complaint

1. Who may file an employment discrimination complaint?

Any individual who feels that his or her employment rights have been violated may
 file a complaint.

   
An individual or organization may also file a complaint on behalf of another
individual.

 

2. Criteria for filing an employment discrimination complaint with...

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:

         

The employer must have a minimum of 15 employees (a minimum of 20 for age discrimination charges).
   
A covered basis: race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40+), religion, disability,
genetic information or retaliation
Time limit to file a complaint: 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination


         To File a Complaint:

         EEOC Miami District Office
         100 S.E. 2nd St., Suite 1500
         Miami, FL 33131

         To schedule an appointment with the EEOC in Lee County: (305) 808-1828

        
EEOC Tampa Field Office
         501 East Polk St., Suite 1000
         Tampa, FL 33602
         (800) 669-4000

        EEOC's Intake Questionnaire (Submit to EEOC's Miami District Office)

 

Florida Commission on Human Relations:

The employer must have a minimum of 15 employees
   
A covered basis: race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (no minimum age defined),
disability, marital status, religion or retaliation
   
Time limit to file a complaint: 365 days from the date of the alleged discrimination


To File a Complaint:

Florida Commission on Human Relations
2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 1000
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(800) 488-7082

FCHR Employment Complaints


If your employer has fewer than 15 employees, the discrimination occurred more than one
year ago, and/or the discrimination is based on something not listed above, you may contact
an attorney. Resources:

  The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service Online

 Lee County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service