Employers and potential employers; civil immunity, reports of violent behavior by an employee. (HB1457)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Immunity of employers and potential employers; reports of violent behavior. Provides civil immunity to an employer who makes a report to a potential employer or law-enforcement agency of violent or threatened violent behavior, as defined in the bill, by an employee or former employee, provided that such a report was made in good faith and with reasonable cause to make such report. The bill further provides immunity to a potential employer who receives such a report and takes reasonable action in good faith to respond to the violent or threatened violent behavior noted in such report. The bill further provides that the court shall award reasonable attorney fees and costs to any employer or potential employer who has a suit dismissed against him pursuant to the immunity provided to him. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103000D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 4-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB791.