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This Proposed Law Would Flood Small-Business Employers with Ruinous Lawsuits
The Daily Fodder ^ | 08.04.2020 | Daily Fodder Team

Posted on 08/04/2020 5:41:05 PM PDT by malach

Joe Biden released his “racial equity plan” on Tuesday. Some of it deals with racial issues, like a major expansion of affirmative action and lots of race-related government spending.

But it also contains radical changes to America’s employment laws that have little to do with race. Under his plan, even the tiniest employers with only one or two employees will face unlimited liability in lawsuits, for things like discrimination, or harassment committed by an employee. It would also make confusing changes to the legal definition of sexual harassment that could lead to small businesses being liable for trivial acts by an employee. These small employers would also be liable for attorneys fees that could dwarf what they end up paying workers who sue them.

Right now, small businesses aren’t covered by most federal discrimination laws like Title VII, unless they have at least 15 employees. This doesn’t mean they can get away with being racist. If they intentionally discriminate based on race, they can be sued under a race discrimination law that covers even the smallest employers, 42 U.S.C. 1981. And if they fire someone for a non-race-based reason—such as because of their sex, age, or religion—they can typically be sued under a state civil-rights law, or for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. But the amount of damages and attorneys fees the business has to pay is often quite limited. And businesses with fewer than 15 employees aren’t covered by federal laws against unintentional discrimination, or non-racial discrimination.

But the “BE HEARD” Act, which Biden’s “racial equity plan” endorses, would change this. It treats small business just like big businesses, by subjecting them to unlimited damages in lawsuits.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; harrassment; smallbusiness
Bad News Biden
1 posted on 08/04/2020 5:41:05 PM PDT by malach
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To: malach

Running small business out of the picture is what the big donors want. Eliminates competition, centralizes control.


2 posted on 08/04/2020 5:42:41 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: malach

This runs hand in hand with states declaring racism to be a “health crisis” which CO and MA have already done. Every business will be forced to “diversify” by the health department.


3 posted on 08/04/2020 5:46:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (HCQ should be OTC. ... Looking for Black Market leads)
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To: malach

That is why the Lawyers prefer biden.


4 posted on 08/04/2020 5:49:32 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: TigersEye

This is just a horrendous law. It is all over the place. Removing small business protection is so ugly.


5 posted on 08/04/2020 5:50:00 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: malach

The commies have to destroy the economy before they can own the economy.


6 posted on 08/04/2020 5:55:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (HCQ should be OTC. ... Looking for Black Market leads)
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To: TigersEye

These Dem leaders are soulless billionaire zombies. If I didn’t accept human evil I would think that they had all been taken over and were being operated by robots or remote control of implants in their brains: Schiff, Biden, Pelosi, Rice, Obama, Nadler, Ocasio Cortez, Swalwell, Waters, Schumer, Tlaib, Omar, Pressley, Lieu...the list is too long. Oh, forgot Blumenthal. Feinstein.


7 posted on 08/04/2020 5:58:59 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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It would also make confusing changes to the legal definition of sexual harassment that could lead to small businesses being liable for trivial acts by an employee.

You mean like THIS kind of "trivial act" Joe?:


8 posted on 08/04/2020 6:21:14 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: malach

First and foremost, we need to understand this isn’t “Joe Biden’s ‘racial equity plan’.”

I doubt Joe could even write the introduction to such a plan. The plan was written by his ‘advisors,’ better known as handlers.


9 posted on 08/04/2020 6:30:45 PM PDT by upchuck (The only obstacle to a Trump Landslide is Democrat election/voter fraud. h/t devinemomentsoftruth)
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To: upchuck

I think that most people understand that Biden is a front man.


10 posted on 08/04/2020 6:32:45 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: malach

I defend cases like this. I don’t need more business.


11 posted on 08/04/2020 6:43:31 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: malach

I see this as good news, but for a totally different reason. All the Dalit Indian recruiters and employment agencies will have to follow American law and not be exempt from it. Right now, because of them being exempt, millions of Americans are jobless while the Cheap Labor Indian Jobs Express continues unabated.


12 posted on 08/04/2020 6:45:16 PM PDT by Starcitizen (Communist China needs to be treated like the pariah country it is. Send it back to 1971)
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To: P.O.E.

Yup

Doesnt matter if your solo either

Anyone can sue anyone for anything

Still costs time money and stress


13 posted on 08/04/2020 7:03:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The process IS the punishment


14 posted on 08/04/2020 7:21:39 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Starcitizen

All the recruiteing companies have more than 15 employees IMo, and many are large companies.


15 posted on 08/04/2020 10:50:46 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: malach

Vote Democrat-poverty and misery for all.


16 posted on 08/04/2020 10:54:40 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Pajamajan

Not to the big companies for whom a $300,000 fine is nothing. We are looking at a return to the era of Les Miserables.


17 posted on 08/04/2020 11:34:50 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: Pajamajan

REMEMBER, a Biden presidency is really a presidency for an unelected VP to assume the position. Here is where the danger lies


18 posted on 08/05/2020 2:44:41 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: TigersEye
The commies have to destroy the economy before they can own the economy.

Precisely. Zer0 did not succeed in fully wrecking the economy . . . Biden's commie puppet masters want to finish the job. Commie Rats are evil.

19 posted on 08/05/2020 6:55:45 AM PDT by RatRipper ( Democrats and socialists are vile liars, thieves and murderers - enemies of good and America.)
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