Enacts new GS 95-28.2A prohibiting a person, firm, corporation, unincorporated association, state agency, local government, or a public or private entity from discriminating against an employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the individual's reproductive health decision. Allows an employee who is fired or discriminated against, or denied employment, in violation of the statute to bring a civil action within one year from the date of the alleged violation. Allows the individual to obtain (1) any lost wages or benefits; (2) an order of reinstatement without loss of position, seniority, or benefits; and (3) an order directing the employer to offer employment to the prospective employee. Allows the court to award reasonable costs to the prevailing party. Effective October 1, 2014, and applies to causes of action occurring on or after that date.
Appropriates $100,000 for 2014-15 from the General Fund to the Department of Administration, Office of State Human Resources, to ensure compliance with GS 95-28.2A by state agencies. Effective July 1, 2014.
Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (May 28 2014)
Bill S 855 (2013-2014)Summary date: May 27 2014 - More information