Florida Legislature Amends Florida Civil Rights Act to Restrict Topics Employer Can Discuss in Training – JD Supra – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The Florida legislature has passed a measure with the stated purpose of protecting individual freedoms and preventing discrimination in the workplace and in public schools. The measure, however, will likely expand an employer’s civil liability exposure for discriminatory employment practices under the Florida Civil Rights Act if the employer discusses certain prohibited topics in its diversity or unconscious bias training.

Florida House Bill 7/Senate Bill 148 (HB 7), nicknamed the “Stop Woke Act,” states that subjecting an employee to workplace training that espouses or compels the employee to believe certain concepts or makes people “feel” a certain way constitutes unlawful discrimination.

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