(a)   It shall be unlawful for an or any other person to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, any right protected under this article.
   (b)   An shall not take adverse employment action or discriminate against an because the has exercised rights under this article. Such rights include, but are not limited to, requesting accrued sick and , using accrued sick and , informing any person about any employer's alleged violation of this article, making a complaint or filing an action to enforce a right to accrued sick and under this article.
   (c)   If an exercises rights under this article and within 90 days of the exercise of those rights, the materially changes the terms and conditions of the employee's employment, including terminating, constructively discharging, reducing the employee's wages or benefits, or making other changes in the employment that affect the employee's future career prospects, there is a rebuttable presumption the has retaliated against the . The may rebut this presumption by presenting clear and convincing evidence that the action was taken for a legitimate, non-retaliatory purpose.
(Ord. 2022-31, passed 6-6-2022)