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Workplace Fairness Provides Resources for Workplace Whistleblowers for Today's National Whistleblower's Day
Organization has facts and resources on workplace whistleblowing issues for all employees, employers, employment lawyers and workplace equality advocates
SILVER SPRING, Md. (July 30, 2015) Today's observance of National Whistleblower's Day recognizes courageous whistleblowers who fight back against employers who violate the law and misuse funds. Whistleblowing can be risky and scary, and a whistleblower may not be protected if not blowing the whistle in strict compliance with the law. Workplace Fairness provides resources and tips about the laws that protect workplace whistleblowers. Our Whistleblowing & Retaliation section, with over 50 pages of newly-updated content, provides the information workplace whistleblowers need to do the right thing.
Our Whistleblowing & Retaliation section can help relieve your concerns and stress when disclosing corruption or wrongdoing. It provides you with general information about the act of whistleblowing such as:
- General Information About Whistleblowing and Retaliation
- Filing a Whistleblower Claim, including new state whistleblower updates for all 50 states
For employees of a particular industry looking to file a whistleblower claim, Workplace Fairness has compilations of frequently asked questions for a number of federal whistleblower laws:
- Airline Employee Whistleblowers -- AIR 21
- Environmental Whistleblowers -- OSHA
- Food Safety Worker Whistleblowers -- FSMA
- Government Fraud Whistleblowers -- False Claims Act/Qui Tam Action
- Trucking Whistleblowers -- STAA
- Whistleblowing with a Security Clearance
On our updated Federal Employee Whistleblowers -- Whistleblower Protection Act page, Workplace Fairness answers questions frequently asked by federal employees reporting legal violations or government waste or fraud by government agencies, whose rights were enhanced by the passage of WPA amendments in 2012. The section includes frequently asked questions:
- As a federal employee who engages in whistleblowing, how does the law protect me?
- Should I keep my wrongdoing to the Office of Special Counsel?
- What is considered a "personal action"?
Workplace Fairness also has updated resources for Corporate Whistleblowers: Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblowers. When these laws were passed in response to major financial scandals, they contained support for employees who take the risk to report a company's wrongdoing or corruption. Our newly-revised page answers questions such as:
- What are the laws that protect corporate whistleblowers?
- What must be proved to win a case?
- What conduct is considered to be "protected activity"?
To learn more about National Whistleblower's Day, please see our Today's Workplace blog, with a blog article written by Workplace Fairness intern Sydney Robinson on the importance of protecting whistleblower rights. Workplace Fairness supports the National Whistleblower Center's campaign for Congress to declare July 30 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
For a more in depth look at our services, take a look at our full website.
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About Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.
Our goals are that workers and their advocates are educated about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and those policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.
Workplace Fairness works toward these goals by:
- making comprehensive information about workers' rights free of legal jargon readily available to workers and to advocates and organizations that assist workers;
- providing resources to support the work of legal services organizations, community-based organizations, law schools and private attorneys that provide free legal information and services to low-income workers;
- presenting the employee perspective in publications, policy debates & public discussion.
The award-winning Workplace Fairness website, www.workplacefairness.org, has newly updated information throughout the site, as part of the Web's most comprehensive resource educating workers about their legal rights in the workplace.