The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC) is a local law enforcement agency that investigates civil rights complaints alleging discrimination. An Individual who believes they have been discriminated against, based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or age, may file a charge of discrimination, in writing, under oath with the JHRC. 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.

Who May File:
An individual subjected to discriminatory employment actions on the basis of his/her race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or age may file a charge with the JHRC when:

  • The alleged discriminatory act occurred during the past 180 or 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.

Time Limits for Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination:

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