Labor and Labor Relations

Fair Employment Practices

SECTION 28-5-7.1

§ 28-5-7.1. Exemption of firefighter and law enforcement officer.

It shall not be unlawful for an employer as defined in § 28-5-6(7)(i) or any agency or instrumentality of the state or a political subdivision of the state to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any person because of the person's age if the action is taken with respect to the employment of a person as a firefighter or as a law enforcement officer and the person has attained the age of hiring or retirement in effect under any state statute, city or town ordinance, any collective bargaining agreement, or pension plan in effect on March 3, 1983. An employee whose retirement goes into effect shall be allowed to continue his or her employment until the end of the calendar year.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 183 § 2.)