The Whistleblower Protection Act encourages employees of federal government agencies, and those under federal contracts in the private sector, to monitor and report wrongdoing by their employers. It also forbids any retaliation against either employees or applicants for engaging in protected activities involved in whistleblowing.
The WPA encourages federal employees to report government and agency misconduct and bars federal agencies from retaliating against federal employees, former employees, and job applicants who disclose information that they believe shows a violation of any law or regulation, or reflects gross mismanagement, waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or represents substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
WPA makes it easier for an employee to show that he/she has been retaliated against by being demoted or discharged for reporting wrongdoing. The federal agency involved mus...(register to read more)
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Carefully review sudden claims of disability during discipline
- Know the difference between whistle-blowing and an employee looking for an excuse to sue
- Remind supervisors: They can be held personally liable for many work-related problems
- Handbook Audits