The Tampa Office of Human Rights (TOHR) provides the public with the opportunity to file discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations through the enforcement of the City of Tampa Human Rights Ordinance (Tampa Code) as well as state and federal laws. This is done through contractual agreements with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Discrimination complaints are received by TOHR for mediation, investigation and resolution based on the different laws that protect persons who believe they have been discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or marital status or retaliation.
Educational outreach activities are also coordinated by TOHR in an effort to inform the public, housing providers, nonprofit agencies, and business owners about human rights issues. Workshop presenters are available to speak on topics about employment issues (i.e. sexual harassment, LGBT rights, retaliation, etc.) and Fair Housing (i.e. reasonable accommodations, modifications, use of criminal records, etc.).
TOHR services are confidential and free of charge for anyone seeking to file a complaint, or seeking information regarding their particular issue or circumstance. If jurisdictional requirements are not met, referral to the appropriate agency is provided.