Who may file with the Department of Economic Opportunity's Office for Civil Rights?

Any person who feels he or she has been subjected to unlawful discrimination by:

  • a policy, program, activity or employee of our department
  • a recipient (contractor or service provider) that receives federal financial assistance through our department

For example, this may include customers in the One-Stop Centers, such as:

  • Job seekers
  • Applicants for unemployment benefits
  • Applicants for job-training programs
  • Participants in job-training programs
  • Applicants for employment with our department
  • Department employees

Bases for Discrimination Complaints

Discrimination1 on any of the following bases is prohibited in Department programs:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Political affiliation or belief 2
  • Participation in any WIA Title I financially assisted program or activity 3
  • Citizenship or status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the U.S. 3

1 Chapter 760.10 Florida Statutes
2 Political affiliation or belief applies to WIA programs only.
3 Citizenship/immigrant status and program participation apply to WIA program beneficiaries only.

Are you still unsure about where to file, or about filing deadlines?
Please Contact Us.

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