TOXIC SUBSTANCES IN THE WORKPLACE
277-A:7 Discharge or Discrimination for Exercise of Rights Forbidden.
I. No employer shall discharge or cause to be discharged or otherwise discipline or in any manner discriminate against any employee, prospective employee or employee representative because that person has filed any complaint or has instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding related to the provisions of this chapter, or has exercised any right provided in this chapter.
II. Any employee, prospective employee or employee representative who believes that he has been discharged, disciplined, or otherwise discriminated against by an employer pursuant to paragraph I shall, within 30 days of such violation, or 30 days after he first obtains knowledge of such violation, file a complaint with the commissioner of labor alleging such discrimination. Upon receipt of such a complaint, the commissioner shall conduct an investigation as he deems appropriate. If, upon investigation, the commissioner determines the allegation to have substance, he may refer the matter to the attorney general for appropriate action.
Source. 1983, 466:1, eff. Oct. 26, 1983.