LEGAL – Whistleblower Protection

LEGAL – Whistleblower Protection

Federal Whistleblower Protections

The following is a list of whistleblowers protections under federal law*.  These laws are compiled in the publication, Federal Whistleblower Laws and Regulations , which is available for purchase from the NWC.  You may also look these laws up using the NWC’s  Internet Law Library to search the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. 

Constitutional Protection/Freedom of Speech

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 

Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C.§ 1985 (2) and (3)

Civil Rights Attorney’s Fee Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1988(b) and (c)