Texas


Code Section
Gov. 554.001 et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not suspend, terminate or take other adverse personnel action if employee reports a violation of law by employer or other employee

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
Must report to appropriate law enforcement authority, then exhaust grievance or appeal process before suing no later than 90th day after violation, for injunction, actual damages, court costs and reasonable attorney fees. May also get reinstatement, back pay, full fringe benefits, seniority rights, and set maximum on compensatory damages

Penalties
Supervisor, maximum $15,000 fine