Texas Bill Would Protect Workers Who Report Discrimination

Law360, Dallas (March 11, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A Texas lawmaker on Friday proposed making it a stand-alone offense for businesses and unions to fire or punish employees in retaliation for reporting discrimination in the workplace, but would limit damages when retaliation wasn’t the chief motivating factor for the action.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, would bar employers from taking employment actions against workers who complain about allegedly discriminatory practices. But the bill, H.B. 3817 limits liability for employers who have other reasons for firing or demoting workers who have also...
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