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    Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discriminati

    Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimination

    MADISON Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that prohibits workers from collecting damages in employment discrimination cases.

    Under current state law, employees who prevail in discrimination lawsuits can collect between $50,000 and $300,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. The Republican bill blocks anyone from collecting such damages in employment discrimination suits.


    The state Department of Workforce Development still could award an employee back pay, costs and attorney fees, however.


    Democrats said the bill hurts women who might suffer discrimination in the workplace.


    Walker signed the bill Thursday but announced the signing Friday. His spokesman said it was easier to include the announcement in a broader release, noting the governor signed dozens of bills over the two days.


    Source @: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimination | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Source @: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimination | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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    This is over the top, in my opinion. This guy really has a set. You'd think he'd lay back in the weeds...
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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Seems you forgot to read the rest of the column which states people can still collect back wages, costs and attorney fees. Seemed relevant so I thought I would help you out.

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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Seems you forgot to read the rest of the column which states people can still collect back wages, costs and attorney fees. Seemed relevant so I thought I would help you out.
    So what? Still another ****ing terrible useless no point bill passed by this bastard/.


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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Seems you forgot to read the rest of the column which states people can still collect back wages, costs and attorney fees. Seemed relevant so I thought I would help you out.
    Isn't that all understood? Otherwise, why sue?

    Those Koch brothers sure do love this guy...wonder what that's all about...

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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Punative damages really stink.

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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So what? Still another ****ing terrible useless no point bill passed by this bastard/.
    Punitive damages for the multitude of BS discrimination claims ? Good job Walker ! They get back wages, costs, and fees. But there is no basis that added damages should be enabled.

    Someone has to clean up this liberal mess that has been as an enema on the Republic. Walker is the man !!!!

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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Punitive damages for the multitude of BS discrimination claims ? Good job Walker ! They get back wages, costs, and fees. But there is no basis that added damages should be enabled.

    Someone has to clean up this liberal mess that has been as an enema on the Republic. Walker is the man !!!!
    of course, they're all BS because that stuff doesn't happen in the USA...swell reply there...

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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    I actually like this move, limiting excess profiteering for oftentimes wasteful and unnecessary lawsuits.
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    Re: Walker signs bill barring workers from collecting damages for employment discrimi

    Once 'conservatives' thought capping punitive awards was the way to go and now this. When corporations profit in the billions and get fined a few million that seems outrageous, now they can discriminate and face a slight slap on the hands.

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