It is illegal for an employer to refuse to hire, fire, or otherwise take adverse action against you because of your race, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, marital status, pregnancy, jury service, or possessing the sickle cell trait.[1] In addition, Florida has laws prohibiting retaliation against certain whistleblowers by both public and private employers.[2] Florida law also protects employees from being discharged, threatened with discharge, intimidated, or coerced for filing a valid claim for workers’ compensation for a work related injury.[3]

[1] §§ 40.271, 448.07, 448.075; and 448.102, Fla. Stat., and Ch. 760, Fla. Stat.

[2] §§112.3187 and 448.102, Fla. Stat..

[3] § 440.205, Fla. Stat.