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Chapter 760, Florida Statutes

It is against the law to discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status.

It is against the law to discriminate in the sale, rental, financing, appraisal, or insuring of housing, in the provision of real estate brokerage service, or in the advertising of a dwelling onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status (families with children under 18, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under l8). Steering and blockbusting are also illegal. In addition, it is against the law to fail to design and construct new multi-family housing in an accessible manner, or to refuse certain modifications or accommodations to persons with a mental or physical disability.

It is against the law to discriminate in evaluating an application for membership in certain defined "private" clubs on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, handicap or marital status.

It is against the law to refuse accommodations or service to any person on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or physical disability.

It is against the law to retaliate against an individual because a complaint was filed with the Commission alleging employment discrimination. It is against the law to harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising or assisting someone else who is exercising rights provided under the Fair Housing Act.

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