New York

Code Section
Labor §740

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge, suspend, demote or take other adverse employment action if employee discloses or threatens to, provides information or testifies, or objects to or refuses to participate in an action that violates law, rule, or regulation or presents a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety

Public or Private Employees
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
Must first report violation to supervisor and allow a reasonable opportunity to correct

Remedies
Can file a civil action within one year of incident to get an injunction, reinstatement, full fringe benefits and seniority rights, back pay, and reasonable attorney’s and court costs

Penalties
N/A


Inside New York