PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 692, 1390, 1431
PRINTER'S NO. 1644
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY MENSCH, BREWSTER, TOMLINSON, WASHINGTON, FONTANA, STACK, TEPLITZ, BAKER, RAFFERTY, ERICKSON, YUDICHAK, SMITH, KASUNIC, TARTAGLIONE, WILLIAMS, WAUGH, FARNESE, FOLMER, SOLOBAY, WARD, PILEGGI, BOSCOLA, HUGHES, VOGEL, COSTA, ALLOWAY AND SCHWANK, MARCH 15, 2013
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, DECEMBER 10, 2013
1Amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, <-in child protective services, further
3providing for persons required to report suspected child
4abuse; and providing for protection from employment
12§ 6311. Persons required to report suspected child abuse.
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14[(d) Civil action for discrimination against person filing
15report.--Any person who, under this section, is required to
16report or cause a report of suspected child abuse to be made and
17who, in good faith, makes or causes the report to be made and,
1as a result thereof, is discharged from his employment or in any
2other manner is discriminated against with respect to
3compensation, hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of
4employment, may commence an action in the court of common pleas
5of the county in which the alleged unlawful discharge or
6discrimination occurred for appropriate relief. If the court
7finds that the person is an individual who, under this section,
8is required to report or cause a report of suspected child abuse
9to be made and who, in good faith, made or caused to be made a
10report of suspected child abuse and, as a result thereof, was
11discharged or discriminated against with respect to
12compensation, hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of
13employment, it may issue an order granting appropriate relief,
14including, but not limited to, reinstatement with back pay. The
15department may intervene in any action commenced under this
17Section 2. Title 23 is amended by adding a section to read:
18§ <-6379.1 6320. Protection from employment discrimination.
21(1) The person is required to report under section 6311
22(relating to persons required to report suspected child
23abuse) or encouraged to report under section 6312 (relating
24to persons encouraged to report suspected child abuse).
27(3) As a result of making the report of suspected child
28abuse, the person is discharged from employment or is
29discriminated against with respect to compensation, hire,
<-30tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment. This
<-1tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
2(b) Applicability.--This section does not apply to an
3individual making a report of suspected child abuse who is found
4to be a perpetrator because of the report or to any individual
5who fails to make a report of suspected child abuse as required
6under section 6311 (relating to persons required to report
7suspected child abuse) and is subject to conviction under
8section <-6379 6319 (relating to penalties) for failure to report
9or to refer.
<-18Section 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.
<-19Section 3. This act shall take effect December 31, 2014.