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(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to discriminate or take any retaliatory action against any person who exercises in good faith a right established by this Chapter or any regulation promulgated thereunder.
(2) Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory or retaliatory action may file a complaint with the Department. If the Commissioner or any representative specifically designated by the Commissioner, after investigation, determines that probable cause exists for the allegations in the complaint, the Department shall serve notice of a hearing date, together with a copy of its findings upon all interested parties. At the hearing, it shall be the respondent's burden to prove that the alleged discriminatory action was not undertaken in retaliation for the exercise of any right under this Chapter.
(3) The Commissioner or designated representative, upon finding a violation of this Chapter, shall enter such necessary orders to make whole the person against whom the discriminatory or retaliatory action was taken, and impose a fine in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300). In addition, the Department may impose such other penalties and sanctions set forth in subsection 6-610(3) as it deems necessary and appropriate.
(4) Any person aggrieved by the findings of the Department pursuant to this Section may file an appeal in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 6-611 of this Chapter.