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SECTION 28-6.6-1

   § 28-6.6-1  Discrimination prohibited.– (a) No employer or agent of any employer shall refuse to hire any applicant foremployment, discharge any employee, or otherwise discriminate against anyemployee with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, orprivileges of employment because of the individual's affiliation as a member orrepresentative of a labor union.

   (b) No owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent,agent, or employee of a public accommodation, as defined in § 11-24-3,shall directly or indirectly refuse, withhold from, or deny to any person onaccount of his or her affiliation as a member or representative of a laborunion any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of thepublic accommodation.

   (c) In any civil action alleging a violation of this chapter,the court may award damages, reasonable attorneys' fees, and costs to aprevailing plaintiff, and afford injunctive relief against any employer orpublic accommodation which commits or proposes to commit a violation of thischapter.