Representative Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) filed a bill today that aims to bring jobs to Florida. The Competitive Workforce Act (H.B. 361) would prohibit all forms of discrimination in the workplace, including sexual orientation.
According to Human Rights Campaign, diversity is good for business. Eighty-seven percent of Fortune 500 Companies include sexual orientation provisions in their anti-discrimination policies. In a modern market place, a fully inclusive anti-discrimination policy allows businesses to be more competitive.
Florida law fails to protect all Floridians against workplace discrimination. The Competitive Workforce Act will not only ensure equal protection for all Floridians, it will make Florida a more attractive location for business investments.
“In a time of serious economic hardship, it is imperative that we do everything we can to encourage economic growth and investment,” Representative Scott Randolph said. “This bill promotes smart business practices that will attract employers to our state and create jobs. The Competitive Workforce Act seeks to move Florida forward.”