43 §1421, et seq.
Can not discharge, threaten, retaliate, or otherwise discriminate if employee responds to official request or because employee or representative reports or is about to report a violation or waste
Public or Private Employees
Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
Can file a civil action for injunction and/or damage within 180 days after disciplinary action. Court can award
reinstatement, back pay, full fringe benefits and seniority rights, actual damages and reasonable attorney’s fees
Civil fine maximum $500. If violation with intent to discourage disclosure of criminal activity, court can suspend person from public service for a maximum 6 months unless person holds an elected public office