DeSantis signs bills to prevent employers from firing workers over COVID-19 vaccination mandates – WFTV Orlando

BRANDON, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Thursday that will prevent employers from firing workers over COVID-19 vaccination mandates and allow parents to decide whether to vaccinate their children.

The bills were passed through a special session of the Florida Legislature.

DeSantis said the legislation is the strongest pro-freedom, anti-mandate action taken by any state in the nation.

The following is effective immediately in Florida:

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I told Floridians that we would protect their jobs, and today, we made that the law, DeSantis said. Nobody should lose their job due to heavy-handed COVID mandates, and we had a responsibility to protect the livelihoods of the people of Florida. Im thankful to the Florida Legislature for joining me in standing up for freedom.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said during the news conference that the state is challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule in court. Click here to read more about it.

Gov. DeSantis has shown exemplary leadership throughout the pandemic, and I am proud to stand with him as we challenge unlawful vaccine mandates forced on Floridians by the president and his power-hungry bureaucrats, Moody said. I will always fight for freedom, Floridas sovereignty and the autonomy of American workers.

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