Highlights and News Archive

August 2015

Aug 4, 2015

Anti-discrimination laws do not harm small business growth

A new study from the Bell finds that states with stronger anti-discrimination laws have better small business numbers than states with weaker laws.

The Bell explored the issue after a group of legislators tried this year to repeal a law that expanded the anti-discrimination remedies available to workers. That law, the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act, made these remedies available to workers at businesses of all sizes if discrimination is proven in court.