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A. An employee claiming violation of this chapter may report such acts to the city.

B. The city shall establish a procedure for receiving and investigating such complaints and may take appropriate enforcement action as provided in BMC 14.18.090.

C. To the extent permitted by law, any complaints received shall be treated as confidential upon request made at the time of the complaint unless disclosure is deemed necessary by the city for enforcement of this chapter.

D. An employee claiming violation of this chapter may bring an action against the service contractor and subcontractor and shall be awarded back pay for all wages lost upon a finding of a violation of this chapter. The court shall award reasonable attorney’s fees and costs to an employee who prevails in any such enforcement action.

E. The statute of limitations for bringing such action shall be two years from the time of the alleged violation of this chapter. [Ord. 2002-11-080].