Wis. Outlaws Damages In Employment Bias Suits

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that bars workers from collecting compensatory and punitive damages in state law employment discrimination cases, putting critics up in arms Friday.

Walker signed the bill, S.B. 202, on Thursday, repealing the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which was passed by a then-Democrat-controlled state legislature in 2009 in an effort to deter employers from discriminating against women and other groups by giving workers more avenues to bring claims for damages. The equal-pay law allowed workers whose workplace...
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