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 Bill Status of SB1760  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  WRONGFUL DISCHARGE ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Pat McGuire - Daniel Biss

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act. Provides that a discharge from employment is wrongful if it (1) was a constructive discharge, (2) was in retaliation for the employee's refusal to violate public policy or for reporting a violation of public policy, (3) was not for good cause and the employee had completed the employer's probationary period for employment, or (4) the employer violated the express provisions of its written personnel policy. Provides remedies for wrongful discharge. Authorizes civil actions and provides for arbitration. Prohibits blacklisting. Defines terms. Provides that an employer that violates the Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Pat McGuire
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Labor
  3/9/2017SenatePostponed - Labor
  3/15/2017SenatePostponed - Labor
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/29/2017SenatePostponed - Labor
  4/6/2017SenateDo Pass Labor; 010-006-000
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/26/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017

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