Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 61. Rights of Victims; Protection of Victims and Witnesses
Section 17. Interference By Victim's Employer.
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AS 12.61.017. Interference By Victim's Employer.

(a) An employer may not penalize or threaten to penalize a victim because the victim is subpoenaed or requested by the prosecuting attorney to attend a court proceeding for the purpose of giving testimony. In this subsection, "penalize" means to take action affecting the employment status, wages, and benefits payable to the victim, including

(1) demotion or suspension;

(2) dismissal from employment; and

(3) loss of pay or benefits, except pay and benefits that are directly attributable to the victim's absence from employment to attend the court proceeding.

(b) A person who violates (a) of this section is guilty of a violation.

(c) A victim who suffers a pecuniary loss as a result of an employer's act prohibited by this section may bring a civil action to recover actual damages and punitive damages of three times the actual damages sustained.

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