Whistleblowing is a colloquial term for disclosing wrongdoing in an
organization. Whistleblowing acts protect workers from being retaliated
against by their employer if they make a ‘protected’ disclosure.
President Barack Obama issued Presidential Policy Directive 19 (PPD-19), entitled “Protecting
Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information.” This legislation, signed by President
Obama on October 10, 2012, ensures that employees serving in the Intelligence Community or
who are eligible for access to classified information can effectively report waste, fraud, and
abuse while protecting classified national security information. It prohibits retaliation against
employees for reporting waste, fraud, and abuse.
There are seventeen federal acts that protect whistleblowers. In addition to federal whistleblower
protection laws, most states make it unlawful to fire employees for reporting employer violations
and other acts of misconduct.
If you have been fired for whistleblowing, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Tishkoff.