A charge of discrimination can be filed by a person who is allowed to be protected by a law. There are various laws in the state of Florida such as the Florida Civil Rights Act requiring at least 15 employees. Local ordinances also can reduce the minimum number of employees that are protected by a law. For example, Broward County and Miami-Dade County have different ordinances that allow employees to be protected from discrimination with just having simply five employees of the employer. These laws were designed by local ordinance to increase the amount of employees that can be covered by anti-discrimination laws.