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Title 15 : Domestic Relations

Chapter 011 : ANNULMENT AND DIVORCE

Subchapter 007 : Child Support Enforcement

(Cite as: 15 V.S.A. § 790)
  • § 790. Employee protected; penalty

    (a) No employee may be discharged from employment or subjected to disciplinary action on account of a wage withholding order issued to an employer against earnings. Any employee discharged or subjected to disciplinary action in violation of this section may bring an action in superior court for reinstatement of employment, back wages and damages and, if that employee prevails, the court shall award costs and may award reasonable attorney's fees to the employee.

    (b) An employer who discharges or subjects an employee to disciplinary action in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine of $100.00. (Added 1983, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1985, No. 63, § 14; 1989, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 10.)