Whistleblower Retaliation

Employees who blow the whistle on their employer’s violations of state or federal law, regulations or rules are often protected by law.

While federal laws protect whistleblowers who report fraud or false claims against the government, Oregon law has much broader whistleblower protections. For example, under Oregon law it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate or retaliate against an employee for the reason that the employee has in good faith reported information that the employee believes is evidence of a violation of a state or federal law, rule or regulation.