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Employees sue Employers

February 1, 2000
By: Tammara Porter
State Capital Bureau

Big business voiced opposition to a bill that allows Missouri workers to sue employers for unlawful firing. Tammara Porter has that story from Jefferson City.

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the rights of private business owners are threatened by the bill.

Kelly Gillespie of the Chamber of Commerce, says wording in the bill creates ground for many lawsuits...

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Contents: GILLESPIE SAYS IF THE BILL PASSES FIRINGS WILL END IN COURT.

If passed, part of the bill prohibits employers from firing workers who refuse to violate the law or public policy.

From the state capital, I'm Tammara Porter.