The Office of Human Rights provides impartial, unbiased investigation services of discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations to any person who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, familial status or marital status. Mediation services are also offered to both parties as a voluntary, informal and confidential way for all involved to reach an early resolution of the case. Both of these services are free of charge.
The office coordinates outreach activities by offering employment, housing and public accommodations workshops/seminars to keep the public informed about their legal rights. We also provide guidance to those involved in the industry of housing, employment and public places serving customers within the City of Tampa.
The office serves as liaison to the Tampa Human Rights Board, an advisory board that plays an essential role in city government. The Board consists of a diverse group of Mayoral and City Council appointees.
Questions regarding discrimination complaints or the investigation process should be made directly to the Office of Human Rights (813) 274-5835, located at 4900 W. Lemon St. - Tampa, Florida 33609.
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