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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Civil rights enforcement. Expands the definition of "employer", for purposes of civil rights enforcement, to include any person employing one or more persons within the state. (Current law defines "employer" to include any person employing six or more persons within the state.) Expands the remedies available to a complainant if the civil rights commission (commission) finds that a person engaged in an unlawful discriminatory practice. Requires the commission to issue a right to sue letter if requested by the complainant, in lieu of an investigation and hearing. Permits a civil rights action to be tried by a jury. Removes the Civil rights enforcement. Expands the definition of "employer", for purposes of civil rights enforcement, to include any person employing one or more persons within the state. (Current law defines "employer" to include any person employing six or more persons within the state.) Expands the remedies available to a complainant if the civil rights commission (commission) finds that a person engaged in an unlawful discriminatory practice. Requires the commission to issue a right to sue letter if requested by the complainant, in lieu of an investigation and hearing. Permits a civil rights action to be tried by a jury. Removes the requirement that both parties must consent before a civil rights claim is heard as a civil cause of action. ... View more