Summary: H.R.3784 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3784. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/11/1996)

Workplace Fairness Act of 1996 - Prohibits employment discrimination on any basis other than job performance by covered entities, including an employing authority to which specified provisions of the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991 or the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 apply.

Prohibits quotas. Declares that this Act does not apply to religious organizations (except in their for-profit activities). Provides for enforcement. Disallows State immunity. Makes the United States liable for all remedies (except punitive damages) to the same extent as a private person. Allows recovery of attorney's fees. Requires posting notices for employees and applicants. Sets forth factors that pertain to job performance, including ability and willingness to comply with performance requirements (including attendance and procedures), any use of a drug or of alcohol that may adversely affect job performance, any conviction of an offense for which a term of imprisonment exceeding one year could have been imposed, and the ability to work well with others.