Some Arizona Lawmakers Want Voters To Eliminate Retaliatory Provision In Prop 206

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:58am

Some Arizona lawmakers want to make it harder for workers to claim that their termination was a retaliatory act.

Following a party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House decided Wednesday to ask voters to eliminate a provision in Proposition 206, the voter-approved law, which says if an employer takes action against a worker within 90 days of a complaint, it’s presumed the action is illegal retaliation.

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is behind the measure.

"I don't consider that fair at all. That's certainly not equal footing. That's giving everything to the employee and very little to the employer because 'clear and convincing' is a relatively high standard they must overcome," said Mesnard.

Democratic Rep. Reginald Bolding said he doesn’t see anything wrong with that, since workers lack the same power and resources as their employers.

Mesnard’s proposal now goes to the Senate.

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