Current with legislation from the 2023 Regular and Special Sessions.
Section 4-284 - Discrimination in employment prohibited. Remedies. Attorneys' fees and costs(a) Any employee, contractor, or agent shall be entitled to all relief necessary to make that employee, contractor, or agent whole, if that employee, contractor, or agent is discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment because of lawful acts done by the employee, contractor, agent or associated others in furtherance of an action under sections 4-276 to 4-280, inclusive, or other efforts to stop one or more violations of section 4-275.(b) Relief under subsection (a) of this section shall include reinstatement with the same seniority status that the employee, contractor, or agent would have had but for the discrimination, two times the amount of back pay, interest on the back pay, and compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the discrimination, including litigation costs and reasonable attorneys' fees. An action under this section may be brought in the Superior Court for the relief provided in this section.(c) A civil action under this section may not be brought more than three years after the date when the retaliation occurred.Added by P.A. 14-0217, S. 11 of the Connecticut Acts of the 2014 Regular Session, eff. 6/13/2014.