Legislation would alter how employee discrimination lawsuits are handled [USA]

Author: Southeast Missourian [USA], Published on: 17 March 2011

Lisa Grissom...was awarded $210,000...after suing her employer [owner of First National Insurance Agency] who...fired her because she complained to him about sexual harassment...Legislation moving through the Missouri House and Senate would change the way employment discrimination cases like Grissom's are handled. If the legislation were in place she wouldn't have been able to sue her boss individually and the maximum amount of damages she could receive would be $50,000... Grissom's attorneys...say the proposed changes to the law make it easier for businesses to fire people and erode workers rights...The proposed legislation also changes Missouri law protecting "whistle-blowers," employees who report illegal activity at their workplace. [also refers to Enterprise Rent-A-Car]

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Related companies: Enterprise Rent-A-Car