Georgia Whistleblower Laws
When employees report ethical or environmental wrongdoing by their employers, they risk retaliation. But so-called "whistleblower" laws provide a level of protection from this and encourage employee to speak out. Georgia whistleblower laws, which only protect public (not private) employees, prohibit public employers from taking action (or threatening to take action) in response to a complaint about a legal violation or breach of the public trust.
The main provisions of Georgia whistleblower laws are listed in the following table. See Whistleblower Protections for additional details.
|Prohibited Employer Activity||No action may be taken or threatened by any public employer with authority to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve as a reprisal for making a complaint or disclosing information to the public employer unless information disclosed with knowledge that it was false or with willful disregard for its truth or falsity|
|Protection for Public or Private Employees?||Public|
|Opportunity for Employer to Correct?||-|
|Remedies||Can have any prohibited action taken by employer set aside in a proceeding in court|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia employment attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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