An assertion that an employee was penalized (e.g., terminated, demoted, disciplined)
for complaining of or opposing certain employer actions (e.g., fraudulent billing
practices on a government contract), refusing to engage in illegal or unethical
conduct, or exposing such conduct via testimony at a trial or administrative
hearing. Whistleblower claims are a type of retaliation claim and are covered
by employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policies.
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