Bloomberg Law
Jan. 19, 2022, 6:39 PM

Bill Targeting Racial ‘Guilt’ Training Advances in Florida

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Florida would ban workplace training and public school lessons that teach people they should feel guilty about their race or sex, under a bill that’s almost ready for a Senate floor vote.

The bill is an extension of the critical race theory bans spreading through Republican-led legislatures—generally focused on public education, not private employers—and threatens to spark a new form of employment discrimination lawsuits in the state.

The Florida bill’s workplace-related language would deem it discrimination on the basis of “race, color, sex, or national origin” for employers to require specific kinds of training related to racism, sexism, privilege, and ...