Florida Legislature Passes Bill Limiting Workplace Training on Race and Sex Relations | Insights – Holland & Knight – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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In the waning days of the 2022 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed Committee Substitute for House Bill 7 (CS/HB 7), which would limit workplace training and instructional materials and practices bearing on race and sex relations in Florida. The bill is entitled “Individual Freedom,” but is also known as the “Stop WOKE Act.” Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill. A legal challenge may follow, but the timing of any decision is uncertain.

Overview of the Bill

CS/HB 7 would modify state employment and public K-20 education nondiscrimination law so as to expand what constitutes discrimination based on race, color, sex or national origin. The employment discrimination trigger would be subjecting any individual, “as a condition of employment, membership,

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