The Whistleblower
Protection Programs

The whistleblower protection programs

Protection From Workplace Retaliation

Protection from workplace retaliation means that an employer cannot take an "adverse action" against workers, such as:

  • Firing or laying off
  • Blacklisting
  • Demoting
  • Denying overtime or promotion
  • Disciplining
  • Denial of benefits
  • Failure to hire or rehire
  • Intimidation/harassment
  • Making threats
  • Reassignment affecting prospects for promotion
  • Reducing pay or hours