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PDFWAC 296-135-160

Civil actions—Right to file; exhaustion of administrative remedies not required.

(1) An employee aggrieved by any act in violation of chapter 49.76 RCW and these rules has the right to file a civil action in court for an injunction, actual damages, costs, and reasonable attorneys' fees.
(2) An employee need not exhaust administrative remedies before filing a civil action.
(3) The right to file a civil action under RCW 49.76.100 is in addition to any common law remedy or any other remedy that may be available to an employee.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.76 RCW and 2008 c 286. WSR 10-14-099, § 296-135-160, filed 7/6/10, effective 9/1/10.]
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