About the Whistleblower Protection Act

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The Whistleblower Protection Act protects individuals from reporting inappropriate behavior by other individuals in the course of their employment. Find out how the Whistleblower Protection Act, or WPA, protects individuals from discipline with help from a certified civil mediator in this free video on law and legal questions.

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You're working at a company or for a government agency and you become aware of something that isn't right that someone in your department is doing, and you don't know where to turn and you're afraid if you turn it in, you may suffer repercussions in your job, in your future employment, and so forth. Hello, I'm Robert Todd, and I'm here to answer the question: What is the Whistleblower's Act all about? Well, first of all, there is a federal whistleblower's protection act and there are whistleblower protection acts generally in most of the 50 states. So depending on whether you are a federal employee working for a federal government agency or whether you are an employee working for a private enterprise would dictate whether you look at the federal version of the Whistleblower's Protection Act or the state version of the Whistleblower's Protection Act, generally abbreviated WPA. But in any event, generally, these acts protect individuals such as yourself from reporting inappropriate behavior by other individuals in the course of their employment, and you cannot be penalized or disciplined or your job cannot be put at jeopardy because of your reported such an act. If you have any questions about that, you may want to seek the services of an attorney to elaborate further. I'm Robert Todd, and thank you for watching.

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