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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 60. Safety
- Section 89. Prohibition Against Retribution.
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AS 18.60.089. Prohibition Against Retribution.
- (a) A person may not discharge or discriminate against an employee because the employee has filed a complaint or
instituted or caused to be instituted a proceeding related to the enforcement of occupational safety and health
standards, or has testified or is expected to testify in a proceeding relating to occupational safety and health or
because an employee has exercised personally or on behalf of others a right afforded under AS 18.60.010
- (b) An employee who has been discharged or discriminated against by a person in violation of this section may, within 30
days after the violation occurs, file a complaint with the commissioner alleging the discrimination. Upon receipt of
the complaint, the commissioner shall investigate the matter as the commissioner considers appropriate. If, upon
investigation, the commissioner determines that this section has been violated, the commissioner shall request the
attorney general to bring an action in the superior court against the violator. The superior court has jurisdiction to
restrain violations of (a) of this section and to order all appropriate relief, including rehiring or reinstatement of
the employee to the employee's former position with back pay.
- (c) Within 90 days of the receipt of a complaint filed under this section, the commissioner shall notify the complainant
of the determination under (b) of this section.
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