2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 23 - Labor
§ 23-374 Exercise of rights protected; retaliation prohibited

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 23-374 (2017)

23-374. Exercise of rights protected; retaliation prohibited

(Caution: 1998 Prop. 105 applies)

A. It shall be unlawful for an employer or any other person to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, any right protected under this article.

B. An employer shall not engage in retaliation or discriminate against an employee or former employee because the person has exercised rights protected under this article. Such rights include but are not limited to the right to request or use earned paid sick time pursuant to this article; the right to file a complaint with the commission or courts or inform any person about any employer's alleged violation of this article; the right to participate in an investigation, hearing or proceeding or cooperate with or assist the commission in its investigations of alleged violations of this article; and the right to inform any person of his or her potential rights under this article.

C. It shall be unlawful for an employer's absence control policy to count earned paid sick time taken under this article as an absence that may lead to or result in discipline, discharge, demotion, suspension, or any other adverse action.

D. Protections of this section shall apply to any person who mistakenly but in good faith alleges violations of this article.

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