City of Jacksonville


Discrimination in Employment

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 works in or applies for a job 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:

JHRC’s Office Hours:   Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note that all visitors to JHRC's offices must go through security and check in at the visitor's desk on the first floor.

If you believe you have been discriminated against and wish to file a complaint, the first step is to fill out an Employment-Discrimination-Pre-Interview-Questionnaire-Form and email it to

If you have questions or need more information or to request that an Employment Pre-Interview Questionnaire Form be sent to you, please call or email.
            Phone: 904-255-5397

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