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Concerning the off-duty conduct of an employee or a prospective employee (Kuderer, Hasegawa)

Provides that it is an unfair practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire, discharge, bar from an employment, or discriminate in compensation/other terms of employment if employee or prospective employee participates in lawful activity off premises of the employer during nonworking hours.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY 1ST SUBSTITUTE:
Provisions prohibiting employers from refusing to hire a prospective employee, or making an adverse employment decision toward an employee, for engaging in any activity that is lawful under state law is removed. A provision prohibiting employers from refusing to hire a prospective employee, to making an adverse employment decision toward an employee, for participating in any activity in furtherance of the exercise of the employee's First Amendment rights is added. An exception to the provisions of the bill for law enforcement agencies is added.

Hearing Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5667&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)