125-a. Discriminating against an injured veteran. 1. An insurance carrier is guilty of unlawfully discriminating against an injured veteran when with respect to workers' compensation insurance, the insurer knowingly and intentionally (a) discriminates against an injured veteran because of the veteran's injury or status as a veteran, or (b) encourages or causes an employer or other entity to unlawfully discriminate against an injured veteran in hiring or discharging decisions because of the veteran's injury or status as a veteran.
2. For the purpose of this section (a) "injured veteran" shall mean an individual who suffered an injury as a result of his or her service in the armed forces; and (b) "insurance carrier" shall be defined as in subdivision twelve of section two of this chapter.
3. Discriminating against an injured veteran is a class A misdemeanor.
4. Any person convicted under this section shall be subject to the debarment provisions of section one hundred forty-one-b of this chapter.
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