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Whistleblower Law

Definition - What does Whistleblower Law mean?

The Whistleblower law is also known as the Whistleblower Protection Act; in essence, it gives a federal employee a legally protected status if the employee goes public and informs external sources about wrong doings performed by their employers or themselves on behalf of their employer. If an ongoing illegal activity is undertaken by a government office and an employee breaks silence to help end the practice from occurring the law will exempt them from any recourse including any loss of job or from any prosecution.

Justipedia explains Whistleblower Law

The Whistleblower Act was brought about to encourage federal employees to speak out if they know about any illegal wrongdoing by their workplace or employer so that the greater good can be served.

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