Oregon Lawmaker Wants to Expand Whistleblower Protections. Exposing Misconduct.

Oregon Lawmaker Wants to Expand Whistleblower Protections

January 29, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill to expand whistleblower protections in the state.

Republican State Senator Jackie Winters said former Oregon Department of Transportation employee Gerritt Law inspired the bill, the Statesman Journal reported .

Law informed his superiors about problems he found after taking the job in 2013. He then was fired.

Law’s concerns included employees’ lack of safety training in dangerous conditions, and costly equipment being purchased without compatibility testing and not working.

Law’s complaints eventually triggered investigations that confirmed many of his concerns. The state settled Law’s retaliation lawsuit for $95,000.

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