Laws that protect employees from retaliatory actions by their employer when
the employees report violations of law by their employer. In addition to federal
statutes, many states also have passed laws prohibiting an employer from firing
or otherwise retaliating against an employee for disclosing an unfair or illegal
practice by the employer. Employment practices liability (EPL) policies cover so-called
whistleblower claims, whereby an employee asserts that he or she was retaliated
against for whistleblowing.
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