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Rhode Island Whistleblower Laws

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Code Section28-50-1, et seq.
Prohibited Employer ActivityCan not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate if employee or representative reports to a public body or is about to regarding a violation of state or federal law, regulation or rule or because employee responds to an official request
Protection for Public or Private Employees?Both
Opportunity for Employer to Correct?-
RemediesCan file a civil action within 3 years of the violation for an injunction and/or actual damages including reinstatement, back pay, full fringe benefits and seniority rights, and attorney's fees
Penalties-

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