Alaska Statutes.
Title 39. Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 90. Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 100. Persons Protected.
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AS 39.90.100. Persons Protected.

(a) A public employer may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against an employee regarding the employee's compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because

(1) the employee, or a person acting on behalf of the employee, reports to a public body or is about to report to a public body a matter of public concern; or

(2) the employee participates in a court action, an investigation, a hearing, or an inquiry held by a public body on a matter of public concern.

(b) A public employer may not disqualify a public employee or other person who reports a matter of public concern or participates in a proceeding connected with a matter of public concern before a public body or court, because of the report or participation, from eligibility to

(1) bid on contracts with the public employer;

(2) receive land under a law of the state or an ordinance of the municipality; or

(3) receive another right, privilege, or benefit.

(c) The provisions of AS 39.90.100 - 39.90.150 do not

(1) require an employer to compensate an employee for participation in a court action or in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry by a public body;

(2) prohibit an employer from compensating an employee for participation in a court action or in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry by a public body;

(3) authorize the disclosure of information that is legally required to be kept confidential; or

(4) diminish or impair the rights of an employee under a collective bargaining agreement.

(d) An employer shall post notices and use other appropriate means to inform employees of their protections and obligations under AS 39.90.100 - 39.90.150.

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