Public Accommodations Discrimination
Is Unlawful in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County's Human Rights Code makes it unlawful for places of public accommodations to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, handicap (disability), familial status, sexual orientation, age, marital status or gender identity or expression.
The following establishments, which serve the public, are covered by the Code:
- Inns, hotels, motels or other establishments which provide lodging to transient guests, other than establishments located within a building which contains not more than five (5) rooms for rent or hire and which is actually occupied by the proprietor as his/her residence.
- Restaurants, cafeterias, lunchrooms, lunch counters, soda fountains, or other facilities principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises, including any such facilities located on the premises or any retail establishment.
- Gasoline stations.
- Any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, sports arena, stadium or other place of exhibition or entertainment.
Excluded from coverage are all clubs or places of public accommodation that are distinctly private and not open to the public.