Petition statement to be delivered to The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Rick Scott

Governor Scott: Protect Florida Employees From Discrimination Based on Legal Off-Duty Conduct

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Governor Scott: Protect Florida Employees From Discrimination Based on Legal Off-Duty Conduct

To be delivered to The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Rick Scott

Petition Statement

Follow New York State's lead by passing a law protecting Florida employees and government contractors from discrimination based on legal off-duty conduct.
There are currently 56 signatures. NEW goal - We need 100 signatures!

Petition Background

Florida governmental entities continue to discriminate against employees, government contractors, and advertisers as a result of their private, lawful, off-duty behavior (e.g., cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, part-time employment choices, etc.). Teachers are being fired merely because of Facebook pictures of them out drinking with friends on their personal time; Fort Myers Beach town manager Scott Janke was fired from his position after city officials learned that his wife had a part-time job performing in adult movies; in separate incidents, Florida teachers Olivia Sprauer and Tiffany Shepherd were fired due to their part-time jobs as bikini models; school district officials in Palm Beach County removed Boca Raton business owner David Mech's banner advertisements for a math education company merely because of his association to another lawful, non-advertised adult media company; and the list goes on and on. It's time to follow New York State's lead and pass a law protecting Florida employees, government contractors, and advertisers from discrimination based on legal off-duty conduct.

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