(1) An employer shall provide an employee with a sufficient leave of absence
from employment to serve as a juror when that employee is summoned pursuant to
chapter 2.36 RCW.
(2) An employer shall not deprive an employee
of employment or threaten, coerce, or harass an employee, or deny an employee
promotional opportunities because the employee receives a summons, responds to
the summons, serves as a juror, or attends court for prospective jury
(3) An employer who intentionally violates subsection (1)
or (2) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(4) If an employer commits an act in violation of
subsection (2) of this section the employee may bring a civil action for damages
as a result of the violation and for an order requiring the reinstatement of the
employee. If the employee prevails, the employee shall be allowed a reasonable
attorney's fee as determined by the court.
(5) For purposes of this section employer means any person,
association, partnership, or private or public corporation who employs or
exercises control over wages, hours, or working conditions of one or more
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