Florida law prohibits both public and private employers from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an individual because he or she (FL Stat. Sec. 250.481et seq.):
• Belongs to the state National Guard and is required to report for active duty
• Has an obligation as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces
If an individual is ordered into active service, he or she may not be penalized by an employer. If a member of the Florida National Guard is ordered into state active duty, private and public employers, including the state, its counties, school districts, municipalities, political subdivisions, career centers, community colleges, or universities, may not discharge, reprimand, or in any other way penalize the individual because of his or her absence.