Workers' compensation; retaliatory discharge of employee. (HB45)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; retaliatory discharge of employee. Prohibits an employer or other person from discharging an employee if the discharge is motivated to any extent by knowledge or belief that the employee has filed a claim or taken or intends to take certain other actions under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. Currently, retaliatory discharges are prohibited only if the employer or other person discharged an employee solely because the employee has taken or intends to take such an action. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/22/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100825D
11/22/2019Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB45)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/23/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Labor and Commerce (10-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)