Employers and potential employers; civil immunity, reports of violent behavior by an employee. (SB791)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104776D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB791)
02/05/2018Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Courts of Justice

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