Texas Whistleblower Laws
|Code Section||Gov. 554.001 et seq.|
|Prohibited Employer Activity||Can not suspend, terminate or take other adverse personnel action if employee reports a violation of law by employer or other employee|
|Protection for Public or Private Employees?||Public|
|Opportunity for Employer to Correct?||-|
|Remedies||Must report to appropriate law enforcement authority, then exhaust grievance or appeal process before suing no later than 90th day after violation, for injunction, actual damages, court costs and reasonable attorney fees. May also get reinstatement, back pay, full fringe benefits, seniority rights, and set maximum on compensatory damages|
|Penalties||Supervisor, maximum $15,000 fine|
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