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Assembly Bill 3833 would protect public employees who disclose, testify about or otherwise blow the whistle on government employer practices that waste public funds, abuse authority or demonstrate gross mismanagement. Under the proposal, such employees are protected against employer retaliation.
“The reluctance of employees to disclose abuses and mismanagement was at the forefront of recent discoveries at the George Washington Bridge,” said bill sponsor Deputy Republican Leader Amy Handlin. “Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation when they uncover illegal activities such as fraud, but this legislation extends those protections to agencies where power is abused or taxpayers’ money is wasted. The goal is to reinforce to employees they should not fear reprisal for revealing questionable business practices. This protection encourages workers to come forward with evidence that helps stop the waste and abuse rampant at some authorities.”
In mid-December 2014, the bill passed the Assembly Labor Committee and advanced to the chamber as a whole.
Diane Cadrain is an attorney who has been writing about employment law issues for more than 20 years.
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