Wellington, located in Palm Beach County, Florida, has become the most recent municipality to pass a human rights or civil rights ordinance.

Wellington’s ordinance incorporates the Palm Beach County Equal Employment Ordinance  which provides both an administrative remedy as well as a private right of action for aggrieved employees.


Employers doing business in Wellington will need to make sure their Human Resources policies and procedures are updated to include protections for the expanded protected categories provided in Wellington’s new ordinance which includes:   race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, familial status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Dori K. Stibolt is an attorney with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave/restraint, and whistle-blower claims.  You can contact Dori at 561-804-4417 or dstibolt@foxrothschild.com.