Retaliation Protection for Health Care Workers in Wisconsin

Any facility, as defined in s. 647.01 (4), or any hospital, nursing home, community based residential facility, county home, county infirmary, county hospital, county mental health complex or other place licensed or approved by the department of health and family services must display this poster in one or more conspicuous places where notices to employees are customarily posted.

Under section 146.997 of Wisconsin Statutes, as an employee of a health care facility or provider, you may not be disciplined at work for good faith reporting of:

Covered reporting includes internal reports to any director, officer, or supervisor of the health care facility or provider, or reports to an agency or body that accredits, certifies, or approves the facility or provider, unless disclosure is prohibited by law.

Victims of unlawful retaliation may file a complaint, within 300 days of the date the retaliation or threat of retaliation occurred, at one of the offices below.

State of Wisconsin
Department of Workforce Development
Equal Rights Division

201 E Washington Ave, Room A100
Madison WI 53703

PO Box 8928
Madison WI 53708-8928
Telephone: (608) 266-6860

819 N 6th St Room 723
Milwaukee WI 53203

Telephone: (414) 227-4384


The Department of Workforce Development is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternate format or need it translated to another language, please contact us.

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