The Internal Audit Department released its Tampa Office of Human Rights Audit 16-11

02/06/17

The Tampa Office of Human Rights (TOHR) provides impartial, unbiased investigation services of discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations to any person who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, familial status, or marital status.

TOHR has contracts with both Housing and Urban Development (HUD - fair housing) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC - employment) to investigate complaints.  As a requirement of both contracts, TOHR performs outreach to the community for awareness of actions that are considered to be unfair practices.  In addition, the City of Tampa's Ordinance - Chapter 12 - Human Rights - is substantially equivalent with HUD's law.

Mediation services are also offered to both parties as a voluntary, informal, and confidential way to reach an early resolution of the case.  All services are free.

The report in its entirety can be viewed on tampagov.net

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