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Fair Employment

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to foster, maintain, and promote equal employment opportunity. The County will select candidates for employment on the basis of candidates' qualifications for the job and treat them with respect to compensation and opportunity for training and advancement, including upgrading and promotion. Miami-Dade County's fair employment practices include functions that encompass complaint investigation, policy monitoring, training and consultation.

Complaints

Employees or applicants who believe they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Human Rights and Fair Employment Practices or the Fair Employment Practices Liaison and state the nature of the claim.

Cultural Diversity

Programs in valuing and managing diversity to promote understanding, cross-cultural communication, and inter-cultural competencies, and increased sensitivity, productivity, and effectiveness in serving our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Office of Human Rights and Fair Employment Practices facilitates programs in valuing and managing diversity to promote understanding, cross-cultural communication, and inter-cultural competencies, and increased sensitivity, productivity, and effectiveness in serving our community.

Federal Laws

From the Civil Rights Act of 1866, to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Florida Laws

Discrimination, retaliation, civil rights and employment laws of the State of Florida.

Harassment

If either "awful" or unlawful harassment is occurring in your workplace, do not ignore it. Report it immediately.

Miami-Dade Regulations

Miami-Dade County has a series of Administrative Orders directing County departments in matters of Equal Employment Opportunity, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence and other employment issues.

Reasonable Accomodation

The Office investigates complaints of discrimination and accessibility on the basis of disability, and administers requests for the Reasonable Accommodation Fund, established to provide resources for auxiliary devices for applicants and employees.

Workplace Violence

Employees who have knowledge of violent acts or threats of violence in the workplace must report through the appropriate chain of command and have the right to have those complaints investigated.

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