Who is protected?
U.S. Department of Labor employees, former employees, applicants for employment, or current or former employees of a U.S. Department of Labor contractor, subcontractor or grantee.
What are whistleblowers protected from?
Covered employees are protected from being discharged, demoted, or otherwise discriminated or retaliated against as a reprisal for making a protected disclosure.
What kinds of disclosures are protected?
To be protected, the disclosure must be made by the employee to an Inspector General, a state or federal regulatory or law enforcement agency, a person with supervisory authority over the employee, a court or grand jury, or the head of a federal agency or his/her representatives.
In addition, the disclosure must involve information that the employee reasonably believes is evidence of: