(a) An employer shall not deprive an employee of the employee's employment, or threaten
or otherwise coerce the employee with respect thereto, because the employee receives
a summons, responds thereto, serves as a juror, or attends court for prospective jury
(b) Any employer who violates subsection (a) is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
(c) If an employer discharges an employee in violation of subsection (a) the employee
within ninety days from the date of discharge may bring a civil action for recovery
of wages lost as a result of the violation and for an order requiring the reinstatement
of the employee. Damages recoverable shall not exceed lost wages for six weeks. If the employee prevails, the employee shall be allowed a reasonable attorney's fee
fixed by the court.
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