House pushes measure making it more difficult to file discrimination lawsuits against employers
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House pushes measure making it more difficult to file discrimination lawsuits against employers

Date: February 28, 2013
By: Alexander Mallin
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 320

Intro: 
Republicans in the state Capitol are pushing legislation that could make it more difficult for people to report illegal activity they see at work.
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Wrap: The bill would allow people to sue their employers if they are punished for witnessing illegal activity at work.

But Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda says that it would only protect the first people to report a crime, not any potential bystanders.

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Description: "I don't think anyone in this chamber wants to live in a world where a loved one is fired for seeing illegal behavior at work. This bill creates that environment."

Republicans say the amount of workplace lawsuits makes Missouri less attractive to business owners.

The bill now heads to the Senate.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Alex Mallin. 


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