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Whistleblower Law

Pennsylvania's 'Whistleblower' Law protects state and local government employees, and employees of other publicly funded groups, from retaliation resulting from good faith reports, including to OSIG, of waste, fraud, and abuse. See, 43 P.S. 1421-1428.

 

Specifically, the statute provides:

"(a) Persons not to be discharged – No employer may discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate or retaliate against an employee regarding the employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location or privileges of employment because the employee or a person acting on behalf of the employee makes a good faith report or is about to report, verbally or in writing, to the employer or appropriate authority an instance of wrongdoing or waste.

(b) Discrimination prohibited – No employer may discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate or retaliate against an employee regarding the employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location or privileges of employment because the employee is requested by an appropriate authority to participate in an investigation, hearing or inquiry held by an appropriate authority or in a court action."  43 P.S. 1423.

 

DSICLAIMER: OSIG cannot provide legal advice and specific questions about the applicability of the Whistleblower Law to any particular complaint should be directed to a properly licensed attorney.