Employment; prohibited retaliatory action. (HB798)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

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

02/24/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103743D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
01/30/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (15-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read first time
02/04/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2020Read third time and passed House (76-Y 22-N)
02/05/2020VOTE: Passage (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB798)
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.

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