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Wrongful Termination / Whistleblower Protection
“Protected activity” also includes exercising a statutory right or privilege (i.e. filing a work comp claim, reporting child abuse, or seeking unemployment compensation), refusing to commit an unlawful act (i.e. perjury or understaffing a child care center), performing a statutory obligation (i.e. providing truthful testimony), or reporting a violation of the law (i.e. OSHA or IOSHA). People often think of this as “whistleblowing.”
Employers may not fire employees who engage in this type of whistleblowing protected activity.
State, county, city, and public school employees have additional whistleblower protections when they report violation of laws or regulations, mismanagement, gross abuse of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.