The Alaska Commission for Human Rights enforces the Human Rights Law. The commission is authorized to initiate, receive, and investigate discrimination complaints; issue subpoenas; hold hearings and issue administrative decisions and orders; and enforce its orders in state court.
Remedies can include cease-and-desist orders, hiring, reinstatement or promotion, back pay, and legal fees. A willful violation of the Human Rights Law is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 or jail time of up to 30 days. In certain instances, a person alleging discrimination may also file a private lawsuit in state court (AK Stat. Sec. 18.80.060).