Whistleblower Statute Law and Legal Definition
Whistleblower statute refers to a law designed to protect employees from retaliation after reporting suspected illegal activities being perpetrated by their employers, or by a colleague within their company. It protects employees when they find themselves in the difficult position of discovering their employer violating a law or in some way breaching the public trust. For instance, over billing, or violation of state rules and regulations. Whistleblower statutes may prohibit retaliatory action against the employee. It may also provide for enhanced monetary awards to employees who blow the whistle on an unscrupulous employer.