|Background:||Your case is pending with the FCHR, and you've heard about summoning defendants|
|Problem:||You are unsure about summoning the respondent|
|Solution:||You read this material to help quell doubt|
Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms [Fifth Edition] - Gifis, (© 2016) Barron's
"A mandate requiring the appearance of the defendant under penalty of having judgment entered against him for failure to appear. The object of the summons is to notify the defendant that he has been sued."
(a) §48 Florida Statutes (2020) | Process and Service of Process
"§48.011 Process; how directed. - Summons, subpoenas, and other process in civil actions run throughout the state. All process except subpoenas shall be directed to all and singular the sheriffs of the state." (b) Rule 60Y-5.001(6)(a)(2) FAC | Complaints (Employment Discrimination)
(a) The complaint should contain the following information:
1. The name, address and telephone number of the person filing the complaint;
2. The name, address and telephone number of the respondent;
You do not need to summon the respondent during your FCHR proceeding.
TBD says this for the following reasons:
In short, you do not need to summon the respondent in your FCHR proceeding. TBD is 99.9% sure of this.
Of course, this differs from how you must proceed in state or federal court.
So, read those two webpages to learn more.