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Whistleblower Protection Act

Definition - What does Whistleblower Protection Act mean?

The Whistleblower Protection Act is a federal law that covers and protects government employees who voluntarily 'blow the whistle' on wrongdoings in government agencies. The act is the same as the witness protection act except that it specifically covers federal employees who tell of fraud or any wrongdoing done by their employer. The same help and assistance is given to someone covered under this act as the witness protection act such as a new residence and new identity, if necessary, as well as protection throughout any court case that ensues as a result of the claims. The person would be entitled to wages consistent with the job that they were leaving at the time of their voluntary compliance.

Justipedia explains Whistleblower Protection Act

If a person is forced to tell something against their employer they would not be covered under this act and it only covers federal and state agency employees and the claims that they make against a government agency they have in depth knowledge of.

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