The Palm Beach County Equal Employment Ordinance is Ordinance No. 95-31. It governs all employers in Palm Beach County who have 15 or more employees for each working day in each of four or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

The Ordinance makes it unlawful for such employers to discriminate against an employee or applicant due to that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

An employee or job applicant who is the victim of an unlawful employment practice must file a complaint with the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity ("OEO") within 180 days from the date that the act of discrimination or unlawful employment act occurred. OEO will then investigate the charge of discrimination and there may be an administrative hearing to rule on the merits of the charge.

Contact the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity at 561-355-4883. Although there is not much more information, you may also visit the Palm Beach County Government website. Just go to www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/cnty/index.htm

To download a Palm Beach County OEO Charge form, go to the Filing A Charge With Government Agencies page on this web site.


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