Not Your Average Whistleblower Statute

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 2:09 PM EDT) -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 contains an extraordinarily broad whistleblower protection provision.

The law prohibits retaliation against whistleblowing employees of state and local governments and private sector employers, including grantees, contractors and subcontractors of federal, state or local governments that benefit from federal stimulus funds.[1]

This provision is likely to open a new front of whistleblower litigation with significant implications for affected employers. It differs from existing whistleblower laws in a number of ways, all of which make the law friendlier to those...
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