Witness in Criminal Action (M.G.L.c. 268, s. 14B)
- A person who is a victim of a crime upon which a criminal charge is based or who is subpoenaed to attend a criminal action as a witness cannot be discharged or penalized if he/she notifies his/her employer of his/her absence prior to the day of his/her attendance in court. An employer who violates this statute can be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one month or both.
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