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Virginia Employment Law: Whistleblowers (VA Code § 40.1-51.2:1)

As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides the text or links to the text of key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws published on government sites.

Below is the Virginia whistleblower law prohibiting wrongful termination or other discrimination of employees who report or testify about safety or health complaints:

Code § 40.1-51.2:1. Discrimination against employee for exercising rights prohibited.

No person shall discharge or in any way discriminate against an employee because the employee has filed a safety or health complaint or has testified or otherwise acted to exercise rights under the safety and health provisions of this title for themselves or others.

40.1-51.2:2 of the Virginia Code provides the procedures and remedies for Virginia safety or health whistleblower claims.

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