Who May File:

An individual who believes he/she has been subjected to discriminatory employment actions on the basis of his/her race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or age may file a charge of discrimination when:

  • The alleged discriminatory act occurred during the past 180 days up to 300 days.

  • The employer or potential employer has 15 or more employees (20 employees for age-related charges).

  • The employee or applicant resides or works in Jacksonville/Duval County.

Based on the facts obtained during the initial evaluation of the allegations, the JHRC may file a formal charge of discrimination against the organization identified. Please note a charge filed with the JHRC is not a lawsuit and JHRC does not accept or investigate anonymous complaints.


Filing a Charge:

If you wish to inquire about filing a charge, you may visit our office or request that an Employment Pre-Interview Questionnaire be mailed or emailed to you by contacting the JHRC as follows:


Time Limits for Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination:

  • Charges involving violations that occurred during the past 180 days are typically investigated locally by the JHRC.
  • Charges involving violations that occurred during the past 181 days up to 300 days will be forwarded to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Miami District Office for investigation.

  • Charges involving violations that occurred during the past 301 to 365 days should be filed directly with the
    Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR).

Our Authority:

Chapter 60, of the Jacksonville Municipal Code
Title XI, Chapter 402, Jacksonville Municipal Code
Title VII, Section 706, of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended