Alaska Whistleblower Protection

Alaska whistleblower protection laws.

Alaska Whistleblower Protection Law

Prohibits public employers from discharging, threatening, or otherwise discriminating against a public employee who reports to a public body or participates in a court action or inquiry on a matter of public concern. Employers are liable for compensatory and punitive damages and civil fines of up to $10,000.

Alaska Whistleblower Protection Reporting fraud, crime, tax evasion protections.

Employees who report or testify in the following areas are protected from retaliation:

  • discrimination
  • occupational safety and health
  • wage and hour
  • workers’ compensation

Alaska whistleblower protection law recognizes a public policy exception to the at-will employment doctrine. An employer may not discharge an employee in a manner that is contrary to the public policy of Alaska. An employee has a cause of action-in other words, the employee may sue-for wrongful discharge when the motivation for the discharge violates public policy.

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