Difference between revisions of "Whistleblower Protection Laws"

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='''Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act'''=
='''Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act'''=
Prompted by concerns of lead-laden children’s toys and insufficient regulation of consumer product safety, consumer product safety, Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) on August 14, 2008. The CPSIA strengthens the authority of the CPSC and imposes new certification requirements on manufacturers and distributors.
Prompted by concerns of lead-laden children’s toys and insufficient regulation of consumer product safety, consumer product safety, Congress enacted the '''Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008''' (CPSIA) on August 14, 2008. The CPSIA strengthens the authority of the CPSC and imposes new certification requirements on manufacturers and distributors.


To ensure that workers can blow the whistle on consumer product safety issues, Congress included in the CPSIA a whistleblower protection provision that prohibits manufacturers, private labelers, distributors, and retailers from retaliating against an employee because the employee provided information to an employer, a regulatory agency, or a state attorney general about a reasonably perceived violation of any law enforced by the CPSC.  The regulations implementing the CPSC whistleblower protection law are available by clicking here.
To ensure that workers can blow the whistle on consumer product safety issues, Congress included in the CPSIA a [https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:15%20section:2087%20edition:prelim)%20OR%20(granuleid:USC-prelim-title15-section2087)&f=treesort&edition=prelim&num=0&jumpTo=true whistleblower protection provision] that prohibits manufacturers, private labelers, distributors, and retailers from retaliating against an employee because the employee provided information to an employer, a regulatory agency, or a state attorney general about a reasonably perceived violation of any law enforced by the CPSC.  The regulations implementing the '''CPSC whistleblower protection law''' are available by clicking [https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/07/10/2012-16411/procedures-for-the-handling-of-retaliation-complaints-under-section-219-of-the-consumer-product here].


The CPSIA whistleblower law applies to manufacturers, private labelers, distributors, and retailers.  A consumer product is
The CPSIA whistleblower law applies to manufacturers, private labelers, distributors, and retailers.  A consumer product is
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=='''Protected Whistleblowing Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act'''==
=='''Protected Whistleblowing Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act'''==
The CPSIA prohibits an employer from terminating or otherwise discriminating against an employee because the employee:
The [https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:15%20section:2087%20edition:prelim)%20OR%20(granuleid:USC-prelim-title15-section2087)&f=treesort&edition=prelim&num=0&jumpTo=true CPSIA] prohibits an employer from terminating or otherwise discriminating against an employee because the employee:
*provided information to the employer, the federal government, or a state attorney general “relating to any violation of, or any act or omission the employee reasonably believes to be a violation of any provision” of an order, rule, regulation, standard, or ban enforced by the CPSC;
#provided information to the employer, the federal government, or a state attorney general “relating to any violation of, or any act or omission the employee reasonably believes to be a violation of any provision” of an order, rule, regulation, standard, or ban enforced by the CPSC;
*testified, assisted, or participated in a proceeding concerning a violation of a CPSC rule or regulation, or
#testified, assisted, or participated in a proceeding concerning a violation of a CPSC rule or regulation, or
refused to participate in an activity, policy, practice, or assigned task that the employee reasonably believes violates a CPSC rule or regulation.
#refused to participate in an activity, policy, practice, or assigned task that the employee reasonably believes violates a CPSC rule or regulation.


Examples of protected whistleblowing include:
Examples of protected whistleblowing include: