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SENATE BILL NO. 1023
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WORKER'S COMPENSATION - Adds to existing law relating to worker's
compensation to prohibit certain retaliatory actions and to provide
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1023
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO WORKER'S COMPENSATION; AMENDING CHAPTER 7, TITLE 72, IDAHO CODE,
3 BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 72-701A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN
4 RETALIATORY ACTIONS AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 7, Title 72, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
8 ignated as Section 72-701A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
9 72-701A. RETALIATORY ACTIONS. (1) No employer may discharge, discriminate
10 or in any other manner retaliate against an employee who has given notice and
11 made a claim, or is about to give notice and make a claim, under the worker's
12 compensation law of this state, or any employee who has testified, or is about
13 to testify, in any proceeding related to such a claim.
14 (2) An employer who violates this section shall be liable for such legal
15 or equitable relief as may be appropriate to effectuate the purposes of this
16 section, including without limitation, employment, reinstatement, promotion,
17 and the payment of wages lost, and an additional equal amount as liquidated
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Relating to worker's compensation; amending Chapter 7, Title 72,
Idaho Code, by the addition of a new Section 72-701A, Idaho Code,
to prohibit certain retaliatory actions and to provide penalties.
Name: Senator Mike Jorgenson
Phone: (208) 332-1344
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1023