House passes Whistleblower Protection Act clarification bill. Exposing Misconduct.

House passes Whistleblower Protection Act clarification bill

May 3, 2017

Employees who refuse to follow an order that would violate a law, rule or regulation would be protected from retaliation if new legislation gets signed into law.

The Follow the Rules Act  introduced by Reps. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va.  adds a clarification to the Whistleblower Protection Act spurred by a misinterpretation by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the case of Rainey v. MSPB.  

The bill, HR 657, is intended to protect employees rooting out mismanagement, abuse and corruption, even if it means disobeying the orders of superiors.  

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