Federal Whistleblower and Anti-Retaliation Laws: Key Aspects

Ray Kelly (Editor)

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship, Laws and Legislation
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This book provides an overview of federal whistleblower and anti-retaliation laws. In general, these laws protect employees who report misconduct by their employers or who engage in various protected activities, such as participating in an investigation of filing a complaint. In recent years, Congress has expanded employee protections for a variety of private-sector workers.

Eleven of the forty laws reviewed in this book were enacted after 1999. Among these laws are the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This book focuses on key aspects of the federal whistleblower and anti-retaliation laws. For each law, the book summarizes the activities that are protected, how the law’s protections are enforced, whether the law provides a private right of action, the remedies prescribed by the law, and the year the law’s whistleblower or anti-retaliation provisions were adopted and amended. (Imprint: Novinka )

Preface

Survey of Federal Whistleblower and Anti-Retaliation Laws
(Jon O. Shimabukuro, L. Paige Whitaker, Emily E. Roberts, CRS)

The Whistleblower Protection Act: An Overview
(L. Paige Whitaker, CRS)

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