Whistleblower Law Blog
The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Testifies Before the DC Council About Recommendations for Strengthening the DC Whistleblower Protection Act
On October 8, 2008, Jason Zuckerman, a Principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce Development and Government Operations about recommendations to strengthen the DC Whistleblower Protection Act. Due in part to former tax assessments manager Harriette Walters’ scheme to steal $48 million from DC taxpayers, the DC Council is exploring options to encourage employees of DC agencies to identify and report waste, fraud, and abuse and unlawful conduct. The Employment Law Group® law firm recommends that the Council amend the DC Whistleblower Protection Act to authorize retaliation claims against individual supervisors and managers and clarify that employees are protected when they blow the whistle in the course of performing their job responsibilities. In addition, The Employment Law Group® law firm recommends that the DC Council enact the Private Employee Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007, which has been co-sponsored by 11 D.C. Council Members.
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