Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

Since 1967, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC or Commission) has worked to ensure that all Jacksonville residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.  The JHRC investigates complaints of alleged discriminatory or unfair practices in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The JHRC also promotes mutual understanding and respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups, and works to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious, racial and ethnic groups.

The JHRC conducts studies on trending human relations issues and provides training opportunities on anti-discrimination laws, and the impact of cultural sensitivity on health matters and law enforcement practices. Additionally, the JHRC sponsors and facilitates community conversations on a variety of issues that serve to foster a deeper understanding of other racial, ethnic, religious and cultural norms.

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Need to file a discrimination complaint? Please select one of the categories below for more information:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The City of Jacksonville prohibits discrimination in the operation of any federally assisted program on the basis of race, color, or national origin.  In addition, the City of Jacksonville makes every effort to assist those with limited English proficiency.  For more information on filing a complaint, please contact the Commission:

Contact Information

117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350
Jacksonville, FL 32202
PHONE:  904-255-5397
FAX:        904-255-5385
TTY:        904-630-4125

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday (except legal holidays)

Upcoming Events

JHRC Flyer:  Addressing  Bullying & Harassment in the WorkplaceAddressing Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

DATE: Thursday, October 17, 2019 

TIME: Registration 11:30 a.m.; Event 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

LOCATION: Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Rooms A & B, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Join the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission in an informative discussion on identifying bullying and harassment in the workplace. The panel will share information pertaining to the processes, guidelines and laws protecting employees against these behaviors in the workplace. The presentation will provide attendees ideas, best practices, and insight into how ignoring complaints may affect employee retention and productivity.

FREE Event & Parking

Bring Your Lunch

RSVP to JHRCRSVP@coj.net


  • Dr. Tammy Hodo, President of All Things Diverse, LLC  
  • Lindsay Swiger, Law firm of Jackson Lewis  
  • Maryanne Evans, Director Labor Relations JEA
  • JHRC Commissioner Ada Hammond, Panel Moderator

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1-2 business days to process; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Disabled Services at VM 255-5466, TTY 255-5475, or email your request to KaraT@coj.net.