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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Shimabukuro, Jon O. & Whitaker, L. Paige September 13, 2012.

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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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  • September 13, 2012

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Shimabukuro, Jon O. & Whitaker, L. Paige. Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Law: An Overview, report, September 13, 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122254/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.