Office of Human Rights
The Pinellas County Office of Human Rights is committed to protecting all citizens of Pinellas County from cases of discrimination in the areas of fair housing, employment, public accommodations and government programs and assistance.
In the News:
- Equal Employment Opportunity Plans Utilization Report
- County and Local Cities Seek Public Input on
Housing Discrimination and Impediments to Housing Choice
Discrimination - ADA Public Accommodations:
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), public accommodations, such as public parking spaces, ramps and handicapped railing must be accessible and service animals must be allowed access. The Americans with Disability Act guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment and transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. Grievances concerning protections specifically provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act are filed separately from other claims. more >
- ADA/Section 504 Grievance Process
- File a claim
- Florida State Courts System request for accommodation - Request for reasonable accommodations if you are a defendant, litigant/party, witness, juror, victim or attorney.
- Florida State Courts System Interpreter Request - Request for interpreter if you are a defendant, litigant/party, witness, juror, victim or attorney.
Discrimination - Employment:
Pinellas County prohibits discrimination in the workplace and covers recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, pay, tenure, discipline, discharge and privileges. Employment discrimination charges may also be filed with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. more >
Note to employers: The Pinellas County Office of Human Rights also conducts scheduled training sessions for public and private organizations upon request. These training programs address issues such as sexual harassment, diversity, and equal employment opportunity. For more information on training programs contact the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights at (727) 464-4880, and ask for the training coordinator.
Discrimination - Fair Housing:
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, familial status or disability. This applies in the sale and rental of housing and mortgage lending. more >
Discrimination - Government Programs and Assistance:
Pinellas County prohibits discrimination in the operation of any federally assisted program on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Pinellas County makes every effort to assist those with limited English proficiency, including maintaining a list of employees fluent in languages in addition to English to help with translations and utilizing Google translator program on the website.
Federal Discrimination Links:
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The resources on this page will help you to understand your rights and to find out where to go for help.
- U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Know your rights and the newest laws.