AFSCME Florida Statement on AP Sexual Harassment Settlement Story

AFSCME Florida released the following statement on today’s story by the Associated Press on Florida’s settling of sexual harassment claims involving state workers:   

“Florida’s dedicated state employees at all levels expect, and deserve, a safe work environment free of harassment, discrimination or whistleblower retaliation of any kind. While we are not in a position to comment about the individual incidents reported by the Associated Press we believe there should be zero tolerance for the type of conduct detailed in the article. AFSCME Florida takes any report of harassment with the utmost seriousness and urgency and we encourage any state employee who has experienced abusive working conditions to contact their union.”