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HB 1121 - Torts; right of action for sexual harassment against a co-worker, supervisor, or employer; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Chuck Efstration
Last Action: 3/12/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
House Committee: Special Committee on Access to the Civil Justice System
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 1121 amends Title 51 of the OCGA to provide a right of action for sexual harassment in the workplace in state court. All actions in pursuant to this chapter’s provisions shall commenced within a year of the incident’s date or within 180 days from exhaustion of all employer-provided procedures. Relief can include compensation for lost wages, benefits, attorney fees, court costs, etc.

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