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Florida employers lose $360M every year from LGBT discrimination, study finds

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Discrimination has a significant impact on Florida’s economy, say supporters of a statewide measure to create uniform protections for the LGBT community. Employee turnover and lost productivity from discriminatory practices cost Florida businesses millions, according to a pair of reports released this week by the independent Equality Means Business and the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute. One study found that more than $360 million is lost each year by discrimination, bolstering the argument for passage of Competitive Workforce Act,…

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Study finds LGBT discrimination costs Florida businesses big

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Intolerance and bigotry is expensive business in Florida. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by a coalition of major employers in the state called Equality Means Business. Their report found that discrimination against the LGBT community costs employers more than $362 million a year. The losses are linked to employee turnover and loss of productivity. “We’ve long said that discrimination takes a toll on our economy, and we now know that price tag is more than $362 million a…

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