Whistleblower statutes are intended to protect employees who report their employers for violating civil regulations or criminal laws. Reporting such activity about one’s own employer may sound like a high risk move because of the fear of retaliation. This is the very reason that whistleblower laws have been put into place. Whistleblower laws prohibit retaliation against certain employees who complain about violations of the law or waste of public funds.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania protects public employees, as well as employees of private entities that accept state funding, from retaliation for whistleblowing. There are also various federal laws that protect whistleblowers, such as:
If you believe you have been retaliated against for opposing or reporting a violation of the law or the misuse of government funds, contact us today.