Arizona

Code Section
38-531 to 38-534

Prohibited Activity
An employee who has control over personnel actions can not take reprisal against an employee for disclosure of information to public body on violation of any law or mismanagement, waste of funds, or abuse of authority

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
May recover, under civil action, attorney’s fees, costs, back pay, general and special damages and full reinstatement or injunctive relief; may make a complaint to appropriate independent personnel board, school district governing board, or community college governing board of discharged for disclosing; excludes state university or boards of regents which have a rule or provision for protecting employees at time personnel action is taken; employee can appeal final administrative decision or get trial de novo in superior court

Penalties
Civil penalty, maximum $5,000


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