Employer or other person; retaliatory discharge of employee prohibited. (HB1754)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100702D
12/16/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/21/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1754)
01/22/2021Read first time
01/25/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)