Analyzing Impact: Gruters Bill Would Effectively Punish Small Business Owners
The bill sponsored by Senator Gruters while limited to the employment context still has broad and sweeping language that does not stop at merely at creating a new lawsuit for disgruntled employees to sue employers for decisions regarding hiring and firing.
It also allows for new lawsuits against employers by employees for matters involving any “terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.”
Using showers, locker rooms, changing rooms and bathrooms are a privilege of an employee and so denying a man access to a designated women’s changing room is grounds for discrimination and a weapon to punish the small business owners.
The full language of this bill can be found here: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/438/BillText/Filed/PDF