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BIG HOLES IN NEW ENGLAND’S WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS

Washington, DC — State employees in New England who report violations of law, fraud or threats to public safety may not be legally protected depending on which state employs them, according to a detailed analysis of state laws released today by Public Employees for...

NEW JERSEY WHISTLEBLOWER LAW HAS HUGE COVERAGE GAPS

Washington, DC — New Jersey’s law protecting state employees who blow the whistle on official wrongdoing has serious weaknesses, according to a national study released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In New Jersey, government workers...

TWO SAFETY WHISTLEBLOWERS RECEIVE AWARDS

Washington, DC — Two public servants who blew the whistle on dangers in the workplace are being honored at different ends of the country. Both whistleblowers experienced and overcame retaliation from their respective federal agencies but neither believes that the...

BUSH DECLARES ECO-WHISTLEBLOWER LAW VOID FOR EPA EMPLOYEES

Washington, DC — The Bush administration has declared itself immune from whistleblower protections for federal workers under the Clean Water Act, according to legal documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result of an...