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§ 7313. Protection of employees

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 41. Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 7313
§ 7313. Protection of employees
(a) General rule.--No employer shall discharge or cause to be discharged, or otherwise discipline or in any manner discriminate against, an employee because the employee has filed a complaint, has assisted the department with respect to an inspection under section 14, has instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this act, has testified or is about to testify in any proceeding, has requested any information or properly refused work under section 51 or has exercised any right afforded pursuant to the provisions of this act.
(b) Burden of proof.--If the department or the employee establishes that within the six months prior to the alleged violation the employee exercised any right provided in this act, the employer shall have the burden to show just cause for his action by clear and convincing evidence.
(c) Waivers invalid.--Any waiver by an employee or applicant for employment of the benefits or requirements of this act shall be against public policy and shall be null and void. Any employer's request or requirement that an employee waive any rights under this act as a condition of employment shall constitute a violation.

Credits

1984, Oct. 5, P.L. 734, No. 159, § 13, effective in 1 year.

Footnotes

35 P.S. § 7305.
35 P.S. § 7313, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7313
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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