A whistle-blower exposes any information or activity deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization. Employees complaining about illegal or unethical conduct can generate whistle-blower claims if not handled properly. Learn how to properly handle these cases.
- Whistleblowing came to the public's attention…when Karen Silkwood complained about safety concerns…working as a chemical technician at a nuclear plant.…She worked at a fuel fabrication plant in Oklahoma…making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactive fuel rods.…Silkwood became an activist…in the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union…to protest health and safety issues.…In 1974, she testified before the United States…Atomic Energy Commission about her concerns.…
The 1983 film Silkwood is an account of this story.…During my litigation career which started in 1983,…I represented employees who blew the whistle…at defense contractors, hospitals, nuclear power plants,…food processing plants, and more.…A whistleblower exposes any information…or activity deemed illegal…on ethical or otherwise improper within an organization.…
Whistleblowers are protected under many laws…including the Whistleblower Protection Act,…the False Claims Act,…the Affordable Care Act,…and by OSHA which includes some 22 separate statutes…
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- How job descriptions matter when it comes to the law
- Offer letters, contracts, and agreements
- Questions you can't ask job applicants
- Test and assessment instruments
- Managing employee leave
- Harassment and discrimination laws
- Handling bullies in the workplace
- Employee discipline