Pennsylvania

Code Section
43 §1421, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
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
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
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

Penalties
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


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