Florida Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Florida Diversity: What you need to know

The Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status. The Act covers public and private employers with 15 or more employees, including employment agencies and labor unions (FL Stat. Sec. 760.01 et seq.).
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The Florida Commission on Human Relations enforces the Florida Civil Rights Act. The Commission is dedicated to helping businesses create a more tolerant and productive workforce and avoid costly litigation, in part, by providing training, including a Diversity/Cultural Competency course that “provides an introduction to workplace diversity; what it is, why it is important, and how to foster a workplace environment that respects and embraces diversity.” The Commission also hosts an employment law conference and provides employers with posters. For more information, go to http://fchr.state.fl.us.
Last reviewed December 2016.

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