Generally, Florida employers are prohibited from refusing to hire, fire, or otherwise taking adverse action against employees because of discrimination based on your race, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, marital status, pregnancy, jury service, or possessing the sickle cell trait.[1] In addition, Florida also 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.