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Help Against Discrimination

It is the desire of the City Commission to foster and encourage the growth and development of the City of Sarasota in a manner that will assure all persons an equal opportunity to live free of discrimination.  The Human Relations Board (HRB) was established to promote and encourage fair treatment and equal opportunity for all persons.  It provides a process for a person to file a complaint of discrimination with the Board in the areas of employment, housing or public accommodation.  The HRB’s conciliation/hearing process may help you if you believe you have been discriminated against.

Complaint Forms for HRB        Non-Discrimination Ordinance No.16-5178

Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504/Title VI Grievance Procedure

This grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of the ADA/Section 504/Title VI. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, age, sex, familial status, income, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of Sarasota.  

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number, email address of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint form should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably within 60 calendar days of the alleged violation to:

Stacie Mason, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, ADA Coordinator

Human Resources Department

111 S. Orange Ave, Ste 204

Sarasota, FL 34236

PH: 941-951-3634 Ext: 3744

Fax: 941-951-3636

Stacie.mason@sarasotafl.gov

 

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Stacie Mason, ADA Coordinator, will communicate with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting or communication, Stacie Mason, ADA Coordinator, will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in format that is accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the City of Sarasota and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by Stacie Mason, ADA Coordinator, does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the City Manager of the City of Sarasota or designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the City Manager of the City of Sarasota or designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the City Manager of the City of Sarasota or designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format that is accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

For Information on Discrimination

Helpful Information:

Filing a charge
Sexual Harassment
Race/Color Discrimination
Age Discrimination
National Origin Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination
Religious Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act

Additional ADA Information

ADA Coordinator
Stacie Mason, Director of Human Resources
111 S. Orange Ave, Suite 204
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-951-3630

ADA Complaint Form

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Publications Information Center
P.O. Box 12549
Cincinnati, OH 45212-0549
Phone:
800-669-3362 (Voice)
800-800-3302 (TDD)
513-791-2954 (Fax)

Human Relations Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Department of Human Resources
111 S. Orange Ave, Suite 204
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 

941-951-3630 (Voice)
941-951-3636 (Fax)

Employment Services
EEOC Policy
Facts on Discrimination
Filing a Charge

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