§49-5-19. Discrimination prohibited.
(a) No individual, firm, corporation or other entity shall discriminate against any person in any manner due to that person's prior involvement in a proceeding under this article if that person's records have been expunged pursuant to the provisions of this article. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination relating to employment, housing, education, obtaining credit, and contractual rights.

(b) Any person who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, incarcerated not more than six months, or be both fined and incarcerated. Furthermore, a violator of this section shall be liable to the person who has been discriminated against for damages in the amount of three hundred dollars or the actual amount of damages, whichever is greater.