29 April 2009

Glenn Grothman: votes no on penalties for sex discrimination.

Hi everyone,

I used to think that Glenn voted against bills like this because of the potential holes lurking in them --

(For instance: if it's true that 84% of all sexual discrimination cases "are found to be without merit" then the reporting mechanisms should probably be reexamined. Moreover, there's every good reason to want to avoid following the path of medical malpractice claims, where insurance companies find it cheaper to settle (even in cases where the doctor was not actually guilty of malpractice) than go through a trial. I notice that the paper didn't address either of these two elephants in the room.)

-- but, I've come around to the belief that my Senator simply doesn't like any legislation which attends to social justice because social justice is just too expensive.

Senate approves bill allowing judges to award damages for sex discrimination

Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) called the bill "very dangerous," because it will prompt businesses to pay settlements of up to $25,000 with workers and former workers to avoid paying legal bills to defend themselves.

Although more than 3,000 discrimination complaints are filed every year, 84% of them are found to be without merit, Grothman added.


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