Q&A Session – Whistleblower Protection


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


What can an employee do when they are being retaliated against by their supervisor through the performance/conduct evaluations for reporting unsafe practices?


Reporting unsafe practices is protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act. If that is the reason for a lowered appraisal, you can report the reprisal to the Office of Special Counsel. For more information, go to www.osc.gov.

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