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Employment; prohibited retaliatory action.

In Senate

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 3-N)

Chief Patron:
Karrie Delaney (D)

2020 Regular Session


As introduced. Employment; prohibited retaliatory action.

Prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, threatening, discriminating against, penalizing, or taking other retaliatory action against an employee regarding the employee's compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the employee (i) reports a violation or suspected violation of any federal or state law or regulation to a supervisor or to any governmental body or law-enforcement official; (ii) is requested by a governmental body or law-enforcement official to participate in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry; (iii) refuses to engage in a criminal act that would subject the employee to criminal liability; (iv) refuses an employer's order to perform an action that the employee believes, which belief has an objective basis in fact, violates any federal or state law or regulation and the employee informs the employer that the order is being refused for that reason; or (v) provides information to or testifies before any governmental body or law-enforcement official conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry into any alleged violation by the employer of federal or state law or regulation. A person who alleges a violation of this chapter may bring a civil action seeking injunctive relief, reinstatement, and compensation for lost wages, benefits, and other remuneration. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/07/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103743D
  • 01/07/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 01/16/2020 - House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (15-Y 4-N)
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (76-Y 22-N)
  • 02/05/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (76-Y 22-N)
  • 02/06/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/06/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 02/13/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB798)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 3-N)