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H.R. 3837: Employee Empowerment Act

Title: Employee Empowerment Act

Introduced: Oct 27, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Keith Maurice Ellison [D-MN5]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

Summary: Employee Empowerment Act This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to authorize a person alleging an unfair labor practice by an employer by discrimination regarding hiring or tenure of employment or any term or condition of employment to encourage or discourage membership in any labor organization, in addition to filing a charge alleging an unfair labor practice with the National Labor Relations Board, to bring a civil action against such employer in U.S. district court. The court may grant relief (including injunctive and equitable relief, back pay, and compensatory and punitive damages) and allow the prevailing party a reasonable attorney's fee (including expert witness fees) as part of the costs.

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