Home News ALL EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL: Florida’s Worksharing Agreement does not allow for equal justice under the Florida Civil Rights Act

ALL EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL: Florida’s Worksharing Agreement does not allow for equal justice under the Florida Civil Rights Act

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Courts impose roadblocks for employment discrimination plaintiffs that simply do not exist for other classes of civil plaintiffs. Prospective plaintiffs are forced to navigate intricate and burdensome administrative remedies prior to initiating litigation, which in Florida, have the unique ability to effectively bar a plaintiff’s right to civil adjudication. Each year, an alarming number of discrimination claims brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 (“FCRA”)3 never see the inside of a civil courtroom. While some discrimination claims are denied access to Florida’s courts for lack of merit, a great deal more are falling through the cracks of Florida’s current workshare agreement between the two agencies that investigate violations of the statute.

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