§ 28-11.1-3. Undue influence.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any employer of a part-time elected official of an elected body to:
(1) Fire or threaten to fire the employee based upon his or her activities or decisions as a part-time elected official of an elected body;
(2) Attempt to influence the employee to introduce legislation or vote on any legislation through job discrimination, compensation, or adverse job action;
(3) Discriminate against an employee in any area of his or her employment because of his or her legislative activities, votes, or business.
(b) All violations of this section shall be referred to the director of the department of labor and training and, if not resolved, shall be referred to the department of the attorney general for prosecution. Any person, firm, or corporation convicted of a violation of this section shall be subject to a fine up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) or up to one year in jail, or both.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 138, § 1.)