A Virginia law that went into effect July 1 creates what has been described as “whistleblower” protections for employees working for any employer.
It also creates a private right of action for violations.
“An employer shall not discharge, discipline, threaten, discriminate against, or penalize an employee, or take other retaliatory action regarding an employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment,” the law states.
The law provides protections to the employee or someone acting on behalf of the worker if the employee:
- Reports in good faith a violation of any federal or state law or regulation to a supervisor