CHAPTER 394

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 600

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISCHARGING OR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 509(c), Title 19 of the Delaware Code, by striking subsection (c) in its entirety as it appears therein and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(c) Any employer who discharges or in any manner discriminates against an employee because the employee:

(1) has made a complaint or has given information to the Department pursuant to this chapter; or

(2) has caused to be instituted, or is about to cause to be instituted, any proceeding pursuant to this chapter; or

(3) has testified, has promised to testify, or is about to testify in any proceeding pursuant to this chapter

shall, be assessed a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 for each violation.

Approved July 8, 1998