Cannot discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize because employee or his/her representative reports a violation or suspected violation or requested an investigation, hearing, or inquiry or if public employee reports to a public body concerning unethical practices, mismanagement, or abuse of authority, unless employee knows such report is false
Public or Private Employees
Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
If employer violates statute, employee may, after exhausting all available administrative remedies, bring civil action within 90 days of final administrative decision or the violation for reinstatement, back pay, to reestablish benefits, court and attorney’s fees. If public, transmit facts and information to auditors of public accounts; if discriminate against can file claim within 30 days of incident with employee review board or in accordance with collective bargaining contract