Skip to comments.This Proposed Law Would Flood Small-Business Employers with Ruinous Lawsuits
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 Americas 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 arent covered by most federal discrimination laws like Title VII, unless they have at least 15 employees. This doesnt 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 reasonsuch as because of their sex, age, or religionthey 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 arent covered by federal laws against unintentional discrimination, or non-racial discrimination.
But the BE HEARD Act, which Bidens 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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Running small business out of the picture is what the big donors want. Eliminates competition, centralizes control.
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.
That is why the Lawyers prefer biden.
This is just a horrendous law. It is all over the place. Removing small business protection is so ugly.
The commies have to destroy the economy before they can own the economy.
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.
You mean like THIS kind of "trivial act" Joe?:
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.
I think that most people understand that Biden is a front man.
I defend cases like this. I don’t need more business.
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.
Doesnt matter if your solo either
Anyone can sue anyone for anything
Still costs time money and stress
The process IS the punishment
All the recruiteing companies have more than 15 employees IMo, and many are large companies.
Vote Democrat-poverty and misery for all.
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.
REMEMBER, a Biden presidency is really a presidency for an unelected VP to assume the position. Here is where the danger lies
Precisely. Zer0 did not succeed in fully wrecking the economy . . . Biden's commie puppet masters want to finish the job. Commie Rats are evil.
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