Rhode Island General Law Section 15-5-16.2.2 makes it illegal for an employer to impede, evade or obstruct Family Court service of process on the employee concerning child support or alimony. The employer may designate a “specific” area where the RI Family Court Service of process can be effectuated.
Divorce service of Process
It is illegal for the employer to fire or dismiss the employee because he was served with child support or alimony process at work.
I wonder why this law does not include specifically service of process of divorce, paternity and child custody cases?
Please contact Top Rhode Island child support Attorney David Slepkow at 401-437-1100.
Read the Rhode Island Law here:
§ 15-5-16.2.2 Service of court papers at work. – No employer in this state is permitted to refuse or obstruct the service of family court process relating to child or spousal support upon an employee at the place of employment and the service shall not be grounds for dismissal of the employee. The employer may designate an area where the service may be effected.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 406, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 407, § 1.)
“PENN TWP., Pa. – A Perry County family and a state constable are both mourning the death of a 12-year-old girl who died in a shooting as the constable was enforcing an eviction notice.
Constable Clarke Steele, who has served in Perry and Dauphin counties for the past six years, was enforcing an eviction order at the home of 57-year-old Donald Meyer and his family.
Police say after a verbal dispute, Meyer pointed a loaded rifle at Steele.
“[Meyer] put the constable in a situation where he had to make a decision to use deadly force, and he did, and now we have this tragedy,” Trooper Rob Hicks of the Pennsylvania State Police said.
Steele shot Meyer in the arm, but the bullet went through and struck Meyer’s 12-year-old daughter, police said. She died from the gunshot.” https://fox43.com/2016/01/12/friend-constable-heartsick-over-shooting-that-resulted-in-girls-death/