whistleblower claim

A whistleblower claim asserts 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.

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Whistleblower claims are a type of retaliation claim and are covered by employment practices liability insurance policies.


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