Maine

Code Section
26§831, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate if employee reports a violation of a law or rule of the state, political subdivision or US, a condition or practice that would put at risk the health or safety of that employee or is requested to participate in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry or refuses to carry out a directive that violates the act

Public or Private Employees
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
Yes

Remedies
Employee must first report violation to a supervisor and give the employer a reasonable opportunity to correct unless employee has specific reason to believe that reports to employer won’t result in correction

Penalties
N/A


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