SB 1006 Virginia Whistleblower Act.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Whistleblower Act. Creates a statutory claim for employment discrimination against an employer who takes adverse action against an employee who refuses to engage in a criminal act or other act in violation of state law, or cooperates with a public agency conducting an investigation of an alleged violation of state law by the employer. The employee may not bring a claim unless he first discloses his concern to a supervisor and the supervisor has the opportunity to correct the problem. The court may order injunctive relief, reinstatement of the employee, or compensation for lost wages. The prevailing party may be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. The Act does not apply to employees who have a written contract of employment or collective bargaining. The Act overturns the Supreme Court decision of Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, and abrogates any common law rights or remedies for wrongful discharge.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 034249500  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 034249500
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/03  Senate: Stricken at request of Patron in C. & L. (13-Y 0-N)