2019 Revised Code of Washington
Title 49 - Labor Regulations
Chapter 49.44 - Violations—Prohibited Practices.
49.44.135 Requiring lie detector tests—Civil penalty and damages—Attorneys' fees.

RCW 49.44.135 Requiring lie detector tests—Civil penalty and damages—Attorneys' fees.

In a civil action alleging a violation of RCW 49.44.120, the court may:

(1) Award a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars to a prevailing employee or prospective employee in addition to any award of actual damages;

(2) Award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing employee or prospective employee; and

(3) Pursuant to RCW 4.84.185, award any prevailing party against whom an action has been brought for a violation of RCW 49.44.120 reasonable expenses and attorneys' fees upon final judgment and written findings by the trial judge that the action was frivolous and advanced without reasonable cause.

[ 1985 c 426 § 3.]

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