Obama Protects Workers With Whistleblower Bill
New legislation protects workers who expose fraud, waste and abuse in government.
Capping a 13-year effort by supporters of whistle-blower rights, the new law closes loopholes created by court rulings, which removed protections for federal whistle-blowers. One loophole specified that whistle-blowers were only protected when they were the first to report misconduct…
The whistle-blower law makes it easier to punish supervisors who try to retaliate against the government workers.