Whistle Blower Law

Other Federal Whistleblower Statutes

There are 21 federal whistleblower statutes, covering everything from safe drinking water reporting to airline safety. Each covers retaliation for a different, and fairly specific, kind of whistleblowing. Rather than detail each one here, we have listed them below, with links to each statute. Click on any statute to see the whistleblower provisions.

If you believe your employer has retaliated against you because you engaged in protected activity under any of these statutes, including exercising your safety and health rights, contact us right away to schedule a consultation. Most of the statutes listed above have only a 30-day window in which to file a complaint, so you should not delay in discussing the matter with an experienced employment attorney.

Retaliation For Refusal To Perform An Illegal Act

Under Texas law, your employer may not terminate your employment because you have refused to perform an act that could subject you to a criminal penalty. Examples of such protected activity includes refusals by truck drivers to exceed the number of hours permitted by the U.S.DOT, refusals by workers to violate certain environmental laws, or refusals to falsify records or sign false affidavits. If you have been terminated for refusing to perform an illegal act, you may entitled to an award of lost wages, compensatory damages and punitive damages, and reinstatement into your former position may be an option as well. To discuss a potential claim based on your termination refusing to perform an illegal act, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney.

 

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