Discrimination and harassment in the workplace are both unlawful. Discrimination is being treated differently to others on the basis of other prohibited categories such as national origin, race/color, gender, religion, etc. Harassment is being mistreated by another person based on prohibited categories such as national origin, race/color, gender, religion, etc.
In simple terms, discrimination often feels unfair whereas harassment may feel intimidating or abusive. Discrimination and harassment violate both federal and Florida state employment laws. In some cases, what starts as discrimination may evolve into harassment.