In any civil action alleging a violation of this chapter, the court may:
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 28-6.1-3
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Employee: means any person who has entered into the employment of or works under contract of service or apprenticeship with any employer, except that in the case of a city or town other than the city of Providence it shall only mean that class or those classes of employees as may be designated by a city, town, or regional school district in a manner provided in this chapter to receive compensation under chapters 29 38 of this title. See Rhode Island General Laws 28-29-2
(1) Award punitive damages to a prevailing employee or prospective employee in addition to any award of actual damages, and
(2) Award reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs to a prevailing employee or prospective employee.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 398, § 2.)