New York Whistleblower Laws
|Code Section||Labor §740|
|Prohibited Employer Activity||Can not discharge, suspend, demote or take other adverse employment action if employee discloses or threatens to, provides information or testifies, or objects to or refuses to participate in an action that violates law, rule, or regulation or presents a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety|
|Protection for Public or Private Employees?||Both|
|Opportunity for Employer to Correct?||Must first report violation to supervisor and allow a reasonable opportunity to correct|
|Remedies||Can file a civil action within one year of incident to get an injunction, reinstatement, full fringe benefits and seniority rights, back pay, and reasonable attorney's and court costs|
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