Ind. Code § 5-11-5.7-8

Current through P.L. 255-2023
Section 5-11-5.7-8 - Entitled relief for employees, contractors, or agents; three year limitation
(a) An employee, contractor, or agent who has been discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or otherwise discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment because of lawful acts done by the employee, contractor, agent, or associated others to:
(1) object to or otherwise stop an act or omission described in section 2 of this chapter;
(2) initiate, testify, assist, or participate in an investigation, an action, or a hearing; or
(3) perform any other lawful act in furtherance of other efforts to stop one (1) or more violations under this chapter;

is entitled to all relief necessary to make the employee, contractor, or agent whole.

(b) Relief under this section must include:
(1) reinstatement with the same seniority status the employee, contractor, or agent would have had but for the act described in subsection (a);
(2) two (2) times the amount of back pay;
(3) interest on the back pay; and
(4) compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the act described in subsection (a), including costs and expenses of litigation and reasonable attorney's fees.
(c) An employee, contractor, or agent may bring an action for the relief provided in this section in any court with jurisdiction.
(d) A civil action under this section may not be brought more than three (3) years after the date the retaliation occurred.

IC 5-11-5.7-8

Amended by P.L. 109-2014, SEC. 9, eff. 7/1/2014.
Added by P.L. 197-2013, SEC. 1, eff. 7/1/2013.