Wash. Rev. Code § 74.66.090

Current through 3/29/2024
Section 74.66.090 - Whistleblower relief
(1) Any employee, contractor, or agent is 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 this chapter or other efforts to stop one or more violations of this chapter.
(2) Relief under subsection (1) of this section must include reinstatement with the same seniority status that 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, and any and all relief available under RCW 49.60.030(2). An action under this subsection may be brought in the appropriate superior court of the state of Washington for the relief provided in this subsection.
(3) A civil action under this section may not be brought more than three years after the date when the retaliation occurred.

RCW 74.66.090

Added by 2012 c 241,§ 209, eff. 6/7/2012.

Intent-Finding- 2012 c 241 : See note following RCW 74.66.010.