Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Law: An Overview

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This report provides an overview of key aspects of the 18 selected federal statutes applicable to individuals in certain private-sector industries. It focuses on the protections provided to employees who believe they have been subject to retaliation, rather than on how or where alleged misconduct should be disclosed. In addition, the report also includes an overview of the Whistleblower Protection Act. While state law may also provide whistleblower protections for employees, this report focuses only on the aforementioned federal statutory provisions.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 13, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Shimabukuro, Jon O.

Legislative Attorney

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Whitaker, L. Paige

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 13, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report provides an overview of key aspects of the 18 selected federal statutes applicable to individuals in certain private-sector industries. It focuses on the protections provided to employees who believe they have been subject to retaliation, rather than on how or where alleged misconduct should be disclosed. In addition, the report also includes an overview of the Whistleblower Protection Act. While state law may also provide whistleblower protections for employees, this report focuses only on the aforementioned federal statutory provisions.

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25 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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