Wisconsin

Code Section
230.80, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not initiate, administer, or threaten to take retaliatory action if employee discloses violation of state or federal law,rule, or regulation, mismanagement or abuse of authority, substantial waste of public funds or a danger to public health or safety

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
Commission will conduct conciliation after complaint filed and investigation indicates a violation

Remedies
Can file complaint with state employment relation commission within 60 days of retaliation. The commission can award reinstatement, back pay, expungement of adverse material on employee’s file, and attorney’s fees

Penalties
If respondent fails to comply with commission order, minimum $10, maximum $100 for every day of failure


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