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2011 Florida Statutes

Firefighter employee rights and responsibilities.
F.S. 633.816
633.816 Firefighter employee rights and responsibilities.
(1) Each firefighter employee of a firefighter employer covered under ss. 633.801-633.821 shall comply with rules adopted by the division and with reasonable workplace safety and health standards, rules, policies, procedures, and work practices established by the firefighter employer and the workplace safety committee. A firefighter employee who knowingly fails to comply with this subsection may be disciplined or discharged by the firefighter employer.
(2) A firefighter employer may not discharge, threaten to discharge, cause to be discharged, intimidate, coerce, otherwise discipline, or in any manner discriminate against a firefighter employee for any of the following reasons:
(a) The firefighter employee has testified or is about to testify, on her or his own behalf or on behalf of others, in any proceeding instituted under ss. 633.801-633.821;
(b) The firefighter employee has exercised any other right afforded under ss. 633.801-633.821; or
(c) The firefighter employee is engaged in activities relating to the workplace safety committee.
(3) No pay, position, seniority, or other benefit may be lost for exercising any right under, or for seeking compliance with any requirement of, ss. 633.801-633.821.
History.s. 15, ch. 2002-404.