It’s taken more than fourteen hours for the senate to advance a proposal to make employment discrimination laws for friendly to employers. But the senator who controlled the debate for ten of those hours did get a concession.
Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and other minority Democrats hoped for more as they stalled consideration of the bill.
Democrats attacked the bill for denying discrimination or harassment victims access to jury trials, for limiting damages and who could be sued, and making it harder for whistleblowers to report wrongdoing.
Chappelle-Nadal settled for removal of limits on jury trials but could not change the part that victims have to have a higher level of proof to win.
Democrats still don’t like the bill. the House has started work on its own version.