The Connecticut whistleblower law presently (October 2013) does not protect you if you make a whistleblower report to your supervisor.  

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It only protects you if you make a report to a governmental body.  That means if you report something, but you report it to your supervisor you can be fired.  If you make that same report to a governmental body, you will be protected under the Connecticut whistleblower law.  

There might be some discussion about changing that rule to benefit employees by allowing whistleblower protection for a report to a supervisor, but no one can predict what the legislature will do.  

Therefore, it is very important to know the rules before you make a whistleblower report.  

If you or anyone you know has been harassed or penalized for being whistleblower then contact the employment law lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT. at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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