Code Section
70A.28 & 29

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge, deny appointment or promotion, if employee discloses information they reasonably believe evidences a violation of law or rule, mismanagement, gross abuse of funds, abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, unless disclosure prohibited by statute

Public or Private Employees

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?

If employer is not head of a state department/agency or serves in a supervisory capacity within the executive branch of state government, employee can enforce through civil action, and employer is liable for affirmative relief including reinstatement, back pay, or any other equitable relief including attorney’s fees and costs. If employee permanent, classified.

Simple misdemeanor

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