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Whistleblower Act

Definition - What does Whistleblower Act mean?

The Whistleblower Act is a federal law which protects any federal or government employee who puts themselves in the position of whistleblowing. The act gives the person immunity from prosecution or from dismissal of employment based on whatever facts the person gives with regard to wrongdoing by their employer. This law was brought about to protect federal and government employees because their employers have a far reaching effect on their life and it is meant to stop any illegal discrimination from occurring.

Justipedia explains Whistleblower Act

The Whistleblower Act only applies to government workers and is a far reaching law wherein a person can report illegal actions undertaken by themselves if their employer told them to do it. They act as a witness against their employer.

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