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§ 168.6. Protection from retaliation

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 43 P.S. LaborEffective: October 7, 2020

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 43 P.S. Labor (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5D. Construction Industry Employee Verification Act
Effective: October 7, 2020
43 P.S. § 168.6
§ 168.6. Protection from retaliation
(a) General rule.--It shall be unlawful for a construction industry employer to discharge, threaten or otherwise retaliate or discriminate against an employee regarding compensation or other terms or conditions of employment because the employee:
(1) participates in an investigation, hearing or inquiry held by the Secretary of Labor and Industry or any other governmental authority under this act; or
(2) reports or makes a complaint regarding the violation of this act to a construction industry employer or governmental authority.
(b) Actions.--
(1) An employee who suffers retaliation or discrimination in violation of this section may bring an action in a court of common pleas in accordance with established civil procedures of this Commonwealth.
(2) The action must be brought within three years from the date the employee knew of the retaliation or discrimination.
(c) Relief.--If an employee prevails in an action commenced under this section, the employee shall be entitled to the following relief:
(1) Reinstatement of the employee, if applicable.
(2) Restitution equal to three times the amount of the employee's wages and fringe benefits calculated from the date of the retaliation or discrimination.
(3) Reasonable attorney fees and costs of the action.
(4) Any other legal and equitable relief as the court deems appropriate.


2019, Oct. 7, P.L. 454, No. 75, § 6, effective in one year [Oct. 7, 2020].
43 P.S. § 168.6, PA ST 43 P.S. § 168.6
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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