SB 339 Unemployment compensation; employee's inability to speak English at workplace is misconduct.
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Summary as introduced:
Unemployment compensation; not speaking English is misconduct.  Provides that an employee's inability or refusal to speak English at the workplace, in violation of a known policy of the employer, constitutes misconduct.  An individual who is found by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to have been discharged for misconduct connected with his work is disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation benefits. The VEC may consider evidence of mitigating circumstances in determining whether misconduct occurred.

Full text:
01/08/08  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080043216  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/08/08  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080043216
01/08/08  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/08  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)