2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 28 - Labor and Labor Relations
CHAPTER 28-6.6 - Labor Union Affiliation
§ 28-6.6-1 - Discrimination prohibited.

SECTION 28-6.6-1

   § 28-6.6-1  Discrimination prohibited. – (a) No employer or agent of any employer shall refuse to hire any applicant for employment, discharge any employee, or otherwise discriminate against any employee with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's affiliation as a member or representative of a labor union.

   (b) No owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent, or employee of a public accommodation, as defined in § 11-24-3, shall directly or indirectly refuse, withhold from, or deny to any person on account of his or her affiliation as a member or representative of a labor union any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of the public accommodation.

   (c) In any civil action alleging a violation of this chapter, the court may award damages, reasonable attorneys' fees, and costs to a prevailing plaintiff, and afford injunctive relief against any employer or public accommodation which commits or proposes to commit a violation of this chapter.

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