Arizona Whistleblower Protection
The Arizona Employment Protection Act ensures that employees are protected when reporting illegal conduct that is occurring in the workplace. Through A.R.S. § 23-1501(A)(3)(C)(ii), the Arizona Employment Protection Act requires the following:
· An employee must have information or a reasonable belief that the employer, or an employee of the employer, has violated or is violating an Arizona law,
· The disclosure of this information must be made in a reasonable manner,
· The disclosure must be made to either the employer or a representative of the employer,
· If the employee discloses to a representative of the employer, the employee must reasonably believe this representative is in a managerial or supervisory position,
· The representative must have the authority to investigate the information provided by the employee and to take action to prevent further violations.
The Arizona Employment Protection Act prevents an employee from being terminated in retaliation for reporting illegal conduct. The employee can further ensure they are protected from a retaliatory termination by documenting the disclosure of illegal conduct in writing.
If an employee is terminated in retaliation for disclosing illegal conduct, they may be entitled to certain remedies, including unpaid wages. If you’ve been retaliated against, for reporting illegal conduct that is occurring in the workplace, contact us at the Tyler Allen law firm by filling out the form on this page or calling us at (602) 456-0545. We can help.