Affirmative Action: Florida
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kamilah L. Perry, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
- While private employers are not required to take affirmative action in employment practices under the Florida Civil Rights Act, certain requirements must be met if a private employer voluntarily implements an affirmative action program. See Private Employers.
- Florida employers may provide a hiring preference to honorably discharged veterans and the spouses of veterans with a service-related disability. See Veterans Preference.
- To remedy past discrimination, Florida has established a system to record and measure the use of minority-owned businesses in state contracting. See Minority Business Preferences.