Sen. Randolph has introduced SB 133 concerning employment and protective orders. The sentiment isn’t bad. An employer can’t take adverse employment action against an employee and the employee can’t be deprived of unemployment benefits as a consequence of filing for a protective order.
As usual, the implementation will be problematic. What I’ve found is that all too often, protected status for workers will be claimed by workers who are legitimately being fired for other reasons. I don’t know that there is any help for it in such cases other than the employers going ahead and firing the bad eggs and taking their chances with false claims about the discharge being made for improper reasons. (Easy for me to say since that means more legal fees all around.)