Employment; prohibited retaliatory action. (HB1713)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. Read the Bill »

Status

01/10/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
12/14/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101373D
12/14/2018Committee
12/14/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2

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