TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION

The principal legislation covering employment discrimination in Florida is the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 (FCHR), Florida Statutes, Section 760.10.  Although this statute borrows heavily from Title VII language, there are nevertheless some differences between the two pieces of legislation.  Thus, while both the Florida and federal statutes prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, only the Florida statute proscribes discrimination on the basis of marital status. Further, the Florida statute contains no cap or limitation on the amount of compensatory damages awardable.