15. When an employee is dismissed, suspended or transferred by the employer or his representative because of the exercise by such employee of a right arising from this Code, the labour commissioner may order the employer to reinstate such employee in his employment, within eight days of the service of the decision, with all his rights and privileges, and to pay him as an indemnity the equivalent of the salary and other benefits of which he was deprived due to dismissal, suspension or transfer.
That indemnity is due in respect of the whole period comprised between the time of dismissal, suspension or transfer and that of the carrying out of the order, or the default of the employee to resume his employment after having been duly recalled by his employer.
If the employee has worked elsewhere during the above mentioned period, the salary which he so earned shall be deducted from such indemnity.
R. S. 1964, c. 141, s. 14; 1969, c. 47, s. 7; 1977, c. 41, s. 1, s. 7.