Protection from Retaliation For State of Wisconsin Workers - the Whistleblower Law


The law states that an employee of the State of Wisconsin, except for certain exceptions listed in s. 230.80(3), may not be retaliated against for disclosing information regarding a violation of any state or federal law, rule or regulation, mismanagement or abuse of authority in state or local government, substantial waste of public funds or a danger to public health or safety. An employee may disclose information to any other person. However, before disclosing information to anyone other than an attorney, collective bargaining representative or legislature, the employee must do one of the following: disclose the information in writing to the employee's supervisor, or disclose the information in writing to an appropriate governmental unit designated by the Equal Rights Division.

Individuals may file a complaint within 60 days after the retaliation or threat of retaliation occurred.

Contact the Equal Rights Division for information about the appropriate governmental unit to disclose information to.

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