States Strengthen Whistleblower Protection Laws

Source: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Press Release, April 16, 2009

States Moving Past Federal Government in Safeguarding Civil Servant Disclosures

Many states are adopting new laws to protect their civil servants who report waste, fraud and abuse, according to a legal analysis released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). While the level of whistleblower protection varies widely across the country, several states are enacting safeguards that surpass those afforded to federal employees.

PEER has completed a detailed analysis of every state’s laws, ranking each on 32 factors affecting the scope of coverage, usefulness and remedies.
See also:
See which states have the strongest and weakest whistleblower laws
Look at breakdown of whistleblower protection provisions among states
View highlights of recent state legislation
Find out about the whistleblower law in your state

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