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Title 21 : Labor

Chapter 005 : EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

Subchapter 011 : Drug Testing

(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 519)
  • § 519. Enforcement

    (a) Private right of action. An applicant or employee aggrieved by a violation of this subchapter may bring a civil action for injunctive relief, damages, court costs, and attorney's fees.

    (b) Burden of proof. In a private right of action alleging that an employer has violated this subchapter, the employer has the burden of proving that the requirements of sections 513, 514, and 516 of this title have been satisfied. In any civil action alleging that a laboratory has violated the reporting or confidentiality sections of this subchapter, the laboratory shall have the burden of proving that the requirements of sections 514 and 516 of this title have been satisfied.

    (c) State action to obtain civil penalty. A person who violates any provision of this subchapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $500.00 nor more than $2,000.00.

    (d) State action to obtain criminal penalty. A person who knowingly violates any provision of this subchapter shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 or shall be imprisoned not more than six months, or both. (Added 1987, No. 61, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.)