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Name: Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. Public Law 101-12 (S.20).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Labour administration; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Employment security, termination of employment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1989-04-10
Entry into force:
Published on: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1989-06, No. 3, p. 103 STAT. 16-35. (INFORM - P60904)
ISN: USA-1989-L-7593
Bibliography: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1989-06, No. 3, p. 103 STAT. 16-35. (INFORM - P60904)
U.S. Labor and Employment Laws, 1991-03, West, R., BNA Books, Washington, D.C., United States of America, pp. 4-42-4-60 (INFORM - P60904)
Abstract/Citation: Amends title 5, United States Code, to strengthen the protections available to federal employees against prohibited personnel practices, including dismissal, when they have made disclosures which would assist the public to eliminate of fraud, waste, abuse and unneccessary government expenditures. The Act allows such employees, termed "whistleblowers," to appeal their own cases to the Merit Systems Protection Board if Special Counsel refuses to do so.
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