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1. An employer may not deprive an employee of employment, lay off, penalize, threaten, or otherwise coerce an employee with respect thereto, because the employee receives a summons or subpoena, responds thereto, serves as a juror or witness, or attends court for jury service or to give testimony pursuant to a subpoena.
2. Any employer who violates subsection 1 is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
3. If an employer discharges an employee in violation of subsection 1, the employee within ninety days 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 may not exceed lost wages for six weeks. If the employee prevails, the employee must be allowed a reasonable attorney's fee fixed by the court.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 27. Judicial Branch of Government § 27-09.1-17. Protection of jurors' and witnesses' employment - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-27-judicial-branch-of-government/nd-cent-code-sect-27-09-1-17/
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