Maine Revised Statutes

§570. Discrimination

No person shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee because that person has filed any complaint concerning alleged violations of occupational safety or health standards or has testified or is about to testify in any proceeding relating to employee safety and health or because of the exercise by the employee on behalf of himself or others of any right granted him by this chapter. [1979, c. 95, §3 (NEW).]

Any employee who believes that he has been discharged or otherwise discriminated against by any person in violation of this section may, within 30 days after the alleged violation occurs, file a complaint with the director, alleging discrimination. Upon receipt of the complaint, the director shall conduct an investigation as he deems appropriate. If upon investigation the director determines that the provisions of this chapter have been violated, he shall bring an action in the Superior Court in the county in which the alleged violation occurred. In any action, the Superior Court shall have jurisdiction, for cause shown, to restrain violations of this section and order all appropriate relief, including rehiring or reinstatement of the employee to his former position with back pay. [1979, c. 95, §3 (NEW).]

Within 90 days of the receipt of a complaint filed under this section, the director shall notify the complainant of his determination. [1979, c. 95, §3 (NEW).]

1979, c. 95, §3 (NEW).

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