Wis. Anti-Bias Bill Ready For Gov.'s Signature

Law360, New York (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Democrat-controlled Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would impose steep penalties on employers that discriminate against their employees, despite objections by Republicans that it could lead to more litigation.

The state Assembly on Wednesday voted 51-47 to approve the bill, which would obligate a circuit court judge who finds a company discriminated against a worker to order the employer to shell out compensatory and punitive damages.

Depending on the employer’s size, the company would be required to pay between $50,000 and $300,000 in damages....
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