Lawmakers want to close loophole to protect government whistleblowers

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 02/14/2014

State Reps. Connie Pillich and Nick Barborak say an existing loophole in state law allows retaliation against public employees for reporting potential wrongdoing.

The pair is trying to change that through House Bill 426.

The proposed legislation, which was introduced into the Ohio General Assembly earlier this month, would prohibit an appointing authority from taking disciplinary action against public employees who report a noncriminal law violation or misuse of public resources to the inspector general.

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