Fair Employment

Employees or applicants who feel they have been treated poorly because of their membership in a protected category may file a fair employment complaint.

Training courses help ensure all County employees are able to enjoy an equitable, diverse, safe and inclusive workplace.

Mediation is a fair and efficient process in which a neutral mediator helps disputing parties reach a voluntary, negotiated agreement.

This proactive, Countywide program was created to support diversity awareness and encourage workplace fairness.

Retaliation is a serious violation. Learn more about what constitutes retaliation and adverse actions.

There are many forms of harassment, all of which are unacceptable in the workplace. Learn more about Harassment.

It is a violation of County policy to treat employees unfairly on the basis of certain protected classes.

About Us

The Fair Employment Practices (FEP) section monitors the County’s diversity management and fair employment programs and promotes bias-free work environments in Miami-Dade County. FEP also develops and implements employment policies and programs that ensure diversity and inclusion, investigates complaints of discrimination, performs fact-finding and mediation conferences, resolves workplace conflicts and develops programs that focus on the creation of supportive and inclusive work environments.

FEP is committed to preventing and addressing all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment based on any of the protected classes in order to ensure that County employees are able to enjoy respectful, diverse, and inclusive work environments.

As part of our proactive work in eliminating and preventing discrimination and harassment, we develop and implement employee training programs that promote diversity and respectful workplace conduct. We also provide counsel to employees and management regarding their rights and responsibilities under County policies and local, state, and federal anti-discrimination laws.