Florida Racial Discrimination: What you need to know

The Florida Civil Human Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race or color (FL Stat. Sec. 760.01et seq.). The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees. Under the Act, it is unlawful to:
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• Discharge or refuse to hire any individual, or to otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of race or color.
• Limit, segregate, or classify employees or applicants for employment in any way that would deprive any individual of employment opportunities, or adversely affect any individual's status as an employee because of race or color.
• Discriminate against any individual in admission to, or employment in, any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement relating to employment, apprenticeship, or other training indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on race or color.
• Discriminate against any person because that person has opposed any practice that is an unlawful employment practice under the Act, or because that person has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the Act.
An employer may observe the terms of a bona fide seniority system; a bona fide employee benefit plan such as a retirement, pension, or insurance plan; or a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production, as long as the plan is not designed, intended, or used to evade the purposes of the Act (FL Stat. Sec. 760.10(8)).
No plan or system that measures earnings will excuse an employer's ...

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