New Hampshire

Code Section
98-E:1, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not interfere in any way with employee’s right to publicly discuss and give opinions as an individual on all matters concerning the state and its policies, unless its disclosure on confidential and privileged records or communication

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
N/A

Penalties
If willfully and knowingly violates any provision is guilty of a violation

Code Section
275-E:1, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate if employee reports violation of any state, federal or political subdivision law or rule, or testifies as to a violation or refuses to execute a directive which would result in a violation

Public or Private Employees
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
Must first bring allegation to supervisor and allow for a reasonable opportunity to correct unless employee has specific reason to believe notice wouldn’t result in prompt remedy of violation

Remedies
Employee must first make a reasonable effort to remedy incident though inhouse grievance procedure, then can get hearing with labor commissioner or his/her designee who can reinstate, order back pay, fringe benefits, and seniority rights as well as injunctive relief

Penalties
Failure to comply with rules shall be a violation for each day of noncompliance


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