1525 Locust St. 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
110 Marter Ave. Suite #502
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Whistleblower Reprisal

The Whistleblower Protection Act, 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8), protects federal employees from retaliation for disclosing what they reasonably believe to constitute:

If you were the victim of whistleblower reprisal, a complaint can be filed with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). If the claim involves a suspension of 15 days or more, demotion, or removal, the claim can be filed directly with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

Claims filed with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) will be investigated. The OSC may seek corrective action on your behalf with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). If the OSC decides not to seek any corrective action on your behalf, you have the right to file an Individual Right of Action (IRA) Appeal with the MSPB.

For cases involving an adverse action, you may appeal directly to the MSPB without first filing a complaint with OSC. Cases involving an adverse action include a demotion, suspension of more than 14 days, or removal.

Additional Resources

Whistleblower Retaliation - Visit the website of the Office of Special Counsel to learn about Whistleblower Retaliation claims under 5 U.S.C. Section 2302(b)(8).  Under this provision, a federal employee may not take any action or direct others to take personnel action against an employee because of protected whistleblowing. 

Attorneys for Whistleblower Reprisal in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York

Contact our employment law attorneys to set up an initial consultation. During the initial consultation, we can help you evaluate the pros and cons of filing a federal whistleblower qui tam complaint or whistleblower reprisal complaint.

Our employment law attorneys can help you learn more about the whistleblower disclosures that are filed in the Office Inspector General Act including complaints or disclosures with the OSC. Find out more about the requirements of filing a prohibited personnel practice complaints with the OSC.

After the complaint is filed, you need an attorney during the OSC investigation process and before the MSPB in Individual Right of Action (IRA) appeals.

With offices in Philadelphia, PA, and Moorestown, NJ, our employment law attorneys represent clients with whistleblower claims throughout the greater Philadelphia area. We also represent clients throughout all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Call 215-545-7676.

This article was last updated on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Client Testimonials

"...I am truly grateful for all of the help, assistance, understanding and professional skills garnered on my behalf during this time.

I feel your life-long commitment to hard work, education, competitive skill and supporting the underdog positioned you to represent me in a way no one else could."

Read More

Contact Us About Your Case
Submit your information using our confidential inquiry form

Our Office Locations

APennsylvania Office
1525 Locust St. 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-545-7676
Fax: 215-545-8211
BNew Jersey Office
110 Marter Ave #502
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856-854-4000
Fax: 856-854-4006

Related News

Helping Enrich Our Community

Our law firm is proud to provide support to charitable nonprofit organizations making a difference in the community.

American Heart Association The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America City of Hope Women's Way The Committee of Seventy The Public Interest Law Center Read More
National Employment Lawyers Association National Employment Lawyers Association - New Jersey Bar Register Avvo Rating - 10 Better Business Bureau Best Lawyers AV - Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell