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§ 1015.1. Whistleblower

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: February 21, 2002

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 24. Water and Wastewater Systems Operators' Certification Act
Effective: February 21, 2002
63 P.S. § 1015.1
§ 1015.1. Whistleblower
(a) No employer may discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate or retaliate against an employe regarding the employe's compensation, terms, conditions, location or privileges of employment because the employe makes a good faith report or is about to report, verbally or in writing, to the owner or appropriate authority an instance of wrongdoing.
(b) The remedies, penalties and enforcement procedures for violations of this section shall be provided in the act of December 12, 1986 (P.L. 1559, No. 169),1 known as the “Whistleblower Law.”
(c) As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:
“Appropriate authority.” A Federal, State or local government body, agency or organization having jurisdiction over criminal law enforcement or regulatory violations; or a member, officer, agent, representative or supervisory employe of the body, agency or organization.
“Employe.” A person who performs services for wages or other remunerations under a contract for hire, written or oral, express or implied, at a water and wastewater system, including the operators of such systems.
“Employer.” A person supervising employes at water and wastewater systems, including owners of such systems.
“Good faith report.” A report of conduct defined in this section as wrongdoing which is made without malice or consideration of personal benefit and which the person making the report has reasonable cause to believe is true.
“Wrongdoing.” A violation which is not of a merely technical or minimal nature of a Federal or State statute, regulation, license, permit, certificate or order relating to the operation of water and wastewater systems or relating to the preservation of public health and safety in relation to such systems.

Credits

1968, Nov. 18, P.L. 1052, No. 322, § 15.1, added 2002, Feb. 21, P.L. 134, No. 11, § 16, imd. effective.

Footnotes

43 P.S. § 1421 et seq.
63 P.S. § 1015.1, PA ST 63 P.S. § 1015.1
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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