Emloyment Law Group - Law Firms - Whistleblower Lawyers
Live Chat Contact Us 24/7 Email US
Contact Us: Live Chat, Call, Email Chat email



Use of this form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. As a next
step, you will hear from a client specialist.



Our Clients in Their
Own Words
Play Video: Whistleblower Attorney Testimonials | Wendell Carter
Previous Video
Next Video
THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP®

Toll Free: 1-888-826-5260
Fax: 202-261-2835

inquiry@employmentlawgroup.com

Employment Law Group Addresses
The Employment Law Group,PC. BBB Business Review

Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees Strengthened by Enactment of WPEA


Posted on November 29, 2012
Share

This week, President Barack Obama signed into law S. 743, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), thereby strengthening protections afforded to federal employees who blow the whistle on fraud, abuse, and waste in the public sector. Among its many enhancements to whistleblower protection, the WPEA will:

  • Ensure that whistleblowers receive protection even if they were not the first to report the wrongdoing or if reporting the wrongdoing or fraud was done within the scope of their job duties
  • Offer coverage to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers
  • Expand anti-retaliation protections by allowing the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to pursue disciplinary actions against supervisors who engage in retaliatory conduct against whistleblowers
  • Enact a special two-year pilot program ending the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals’ sole jurisdiction to review decisions brought under the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) and granting regional appellate courts the right to hear such whistleblower protection claims.
  • Prohibit a Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) practice that allows agencies to present their defense and the MSPB to adjudicate cases prior to whistleblowers’ presenting their evidence of retaliation

The attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm are experienced in protecting the careers of federal employees and whistleblowers and recently obtained a $819,000 False Claims Act verdict on behalf of a federal research grant recipient who reported the misuse of federal funds.

greybar
blueline
facebook logo twitter logo google plus logo
Home  |  What We Do  |  Our Team  |  Our Clients  |  In The News  |  Resources  |  Contact Us


Our Locations: Washington, D.C. | San Francisco | Los Angeles

© 2017 The Employment Law Group, P.C. - All rights reserved.
Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy