Whistleblowers testify before Senate on being attacked by government for reporting the truth

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Federal employees are supposedly empowered to report wrongdoing to supervisors or even their member of Congress. It is called the “Whistleblower Protection Program” and it is administered by the Department of Labor through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“OSHA’s whistleblower statutes protect you from retaliation. An employer cannot retaliate by taking ‘adverse action’ against workers who report injuries, safety concerns, or other protected activity,” says OSHA in defining the law’s core intent. After all, the fear of retaliation would chill any desire to actually blow the whistle on inappropriate, illegal or dangerous activity.

However, the reality is that government — and especially the Obama administration — has failed to adequately enforce provisions of whistleblower statutes in particular through retaliation of federal employees, military personnel and others who have sought to alert authorities and Congress of alleged violations.

It should be called the “No Whistleblower Protection Act”

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