I don't know what "Professional Standards" means in your office, but most large governmental employers have Equal Opportunity Personnel (sometimes called Affirmative Action) personnel, usually as part of their personnel office. There may be an employee handbook that tells you what procedure to follow. Keep everything in writing.
Since there are enough employees, you always have the right to file a complaint with both the state discrimination agency and the federal one, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
In Florida, you can contact the state agency here: http://fchr.state.fl.us/complaints__1
You can contact the EEOC here: http://www.eeoc.gov/ (there's a ton of great information at this website!)
If you start with the state agency, in most states they'll file a complaint with the EEOC on your behalf at the same time.
There are deadlines for filing, so don't delay! (Less critical in your situation, with ongoing harassment).
Complaint investigations are free. They're not always the best, XXXXX XXXXX do get a free investigation. If it looks like they are going to file a "no cause" finding, withdraw your complaint before they do. That way, if you go to court, a "no cause" finding can't be used against you.
Before you file a complaint, you may want to talk with an employment discrimination attorney. That's because even if you have a good case, it may not go far if you have a conservative juror pool in your area.
To find employment discrimination attorneys in Florida, I'd start here: http://www.floridanela.org/
I'd also try: http://www.floridajusticeassociation.org/
Just start with a paid (or if you're lucky, free) consultation. Don't actually HIRE an attorney without first checking references.
When a boss is equally, say we say, "annoying," to everyone, usually there's not enough to support a discrimination complaint, so it probably wouldn't go anywhere to complain about gender discrimination. However, you may have a case for age discrimination, for the "ageist" comments, especially since you have asked him to stop and he hasn't.
Most of my employment history and interest deals with discrimination. If you have any other questions, please write back.
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