Whistleblower advocate Jason Zuckerman spoke at a Taxpayers Against Fraud conference on a panel titled “New Robust Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers.” Zuckerman’s presentation focused on whistleblower rights and protections for federal employees, including the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, which protects a disclosure about a violation of any law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement; a gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Whistleblower Protection Act
- What is the Whistleblower Protection Act?
- What disclosures are protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act?
- Are disclosures to an Inspector General protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act?
- Does the Whistleblower Protection Act Prohibit Retaliation for Refusing to Obey an Order Requiring a Violation of Law?
- Does the Whistleblower Protection Act Prohibit Retaliation for the Exercise of Appeal or Grievance Rights?
- How does a whistleblower prove knowledge of protected whistleblowing?
- What is the causation standard in a Whistleblower Protection Act case?
- What is a personnel action under the Whistleblower Protection Act?
- How can a federal employee whistleblower seek relief for whistleblower retaliation?
- How do I file a claim under the Whistleblower Protection Act?
- What remedies are available under the Whistleblower Protection Act?
Experienced Washington DC Whistleblower Protection Act Lawyers
Zuckerman Law has represented whistleblowers before the Office of Special Counsel, Offices of Inspectors General, and Congressional oversight committees. The firm is uniquely qualified to represent whistleblowers in the federal government because two of the firm’s attorneys served in senior roles at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
- Eric Bachman served as Deputy Special Counsel, Litigation and Legal Affairs, OSC, where he spearheaded an initiative to combat whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Veterans Affairs. During Bachman’s tenure at OSC, the number of favorable actions for whistleblowers increased by over 50% agency-wide.
- Jason Zuckerman served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at OSC, where he worked on implementation of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act and several high-profile investigations.
The firm has represented whistleblowers testifying before the House Financial Services Committee and vigorously opposed efforts to silence whistleblowers. The whistleblower protection lawyers at Zuckerman Law have also helped federal employees combat unlawful gag provisions in agency policies or agreements.