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About the Commission
The Commission is the state agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights laws and serves as a resource on human relations for the people of Florida. It is against Florida law to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The Commission investigates complaints of discrimination in the areas of areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and state employee whistle-blower retaliation.
The Commission is responsible for promoting fair treatment, equal opportunity and mutual respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups and works to eliminate discrimination against groups and their members.
The Florida Commission on Human Relations consists of 12 members appointed by the Governor. Commissioners are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate and serve four-year terms.
The members of the Commission must broadly represent various racial, religious, ethnic, social, economic, political and professional groups within the state. At least one member of the Commission must be 60 years of age or older.
To meet the Commissioners, click the link below.
The Commission is responsible for carrying out the mission set forth in Chapter 760, Florida Statutes, within the limitations provided by the law.
Administrative rules for the Commission can be found in Chapter 60Y of the Florida Administrative Code.
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FCHR 2011-2012 COMMISSION MEETINGS
(subject to change)
November 2, 2011 - 9:00 a..m - 1:00 p.m. (via teleconference) - NOTE: Rescheduled from September 21, 2011
December 15, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (via teleconference) - election of Commission officers
January 30, 2012 - 9:00 a..m - 1:00 p.m. (via teleconference)
May 30, 2012 - 9:00 a..m - 1:00 p.m. (via teleconference)
September 26, 2012 - 9:00 a..m - 1:00 p.m. (via teleconference)
Meet the Commissioners
Commissioners Gallery 2012.pdf 285.98 kB
Executive Director Michelle Wilson
The Florida Legislature created the Florida Commission on Human Relations in 1969 to enforce the Florida Civil Rights Act and address discrimination issues through education, outreach and partnerships. The Commission has investigated and closed more than 74,000 cases and has negotiated close to $13 million in settlement amounts for more than 1,500 people through its mediation services.