Sens. Revive Bill To Boost Whistleblower Protections

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday reintroduced legislation that would strengthen existing legal protections for federal employees who blow the whistle on fraud or misconduct, after an earlier version of the measure died in Congress last year.

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2011, introduced by Sens. Daniel K. Akaka, D-Hawaii, and Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, would build on protections already provided by the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, which prohibits executive branch departments and agencies from taking retaliatory action against any employee who...
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