This is crucial, because it impacts whether a litigant will get a trial-by-jury (or even a fair trial at all). In fact, in many instances, the “no reasonable cause” determination forecloses a jury trial altogether (see §760.11(4) FS; see the worksharing agreement (29 CFR 1626.10)).Fact: 2% of the time, the FCHR fails to even render a determination.
By operation of law (§760.11(8) FS), this has the same effect as a ‘reasonable cause’ determination. Thereby granting a litigant immediate access to the Court system (as opposed to being funneled into DOAH).Takeaway: The FCHR aims to enter a very high percent of “no reasonable cause” determinations.
Proven by the fact that the state agency brags about saving defendants “millions” of dollars (by avoiding legal fees in federal/state court).Additional: These numbers can be further analyzed by: