Washington

Code Section
42.40.010, et seq. 49.60.210; 42.41.010, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not intimidate, threaten, coerce, command, influence, or attempt the above if employee discloses to auditor information of improper government action or identifies rules warranting review or provides information unless disclosing is prohibited by law

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
File complaint with governing body of the local government within 30 days of violation, then can request a hearing to get reinstatement, back pay, injunctive relief, and costs and attorney’s fees

Penalties
Retaliator subject to maximum $3,000 penalty and suspension or dismissal


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