2010 Arkansas Code
Title 21 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Subchapter 5 - Public Employees' Political Freedom Act of 1999
§ 21-1-503 - Employer not to penalize employee's political activity.

21-1-503. Employer not to penalize employee's political activity.

(a) A public employee shall not be prohibited from communicating with an elected public official concerning a matter related to the public employee's job, except for a matter exempted under 25-19-105.

(b) A public employee shall not be prohibited from exercising a right or privilege under the Freedom of Information Act of 1967, 25-19-101 et seq.

(c) (1) It shall be unlawful for any public employer to discipline, to threaten to discipline, to reprimand either orally or in writing, to place any notation in a public employee's personnel file disciplining or reprimanding the public employee, or to otherwise discriminate against a public employee because the public employee exercised the right to communicate with an elected public official as granted under this subchapter.

(2) A public employer shall not be prohibited from disciplining a public employee who has intentionally made an untrue allegation to an elected public official concerning a matter related to the public employee's job.

(d) Any person willfully violating a provision of this subchapter shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

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