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Florida Civil Rights Laws

The rights of individuals to receive equal treatment under the law are collectively called civil rights. Florida civil rights laws generally mirror federal civil rights laws, with some exceptions.

The following chart provides the relevant code sections and basic provisions of Florida's civil rights laws.

Code Section 760.01, et seq.
Agency Commission on Human Relations
Administrative Preemption Yes
Private Action Permitted? Yes, after exhaustion
Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff? Yes
Statute of Limitations 365 days/agency

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Florida civil rights attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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