Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 50
The Rhode Island Whistleblowers’ Protection Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-50-5

§ 28-50-5. Reinstatement.

A court, in rendering a judgment in an action brought under this chapter, shall order, as the court considers appropriate, reinstatement of the employee; the payment of back wages; full reinstatement of fringe benefits and seniority rights; actual damages; or any combination of these remedies. A court may also award the complainant all or a portion of the costs of litigation, including attorneys’ fees if the court determines that the award is appropriate.

History of Section.
P.L. 1995, ch. 308, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 190, § 1.