Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Repealing “Good Faith” Internal Reporting Requirement of Public Employee Whistleblower Protection Statute

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Public employers should be aware that Governor Cuomo recently signed a bill repealing Section 75-b(2)(b) of the New York State Civil Service Law, which required that a public employee, in order to invoke the anti-retaliation or “whistleblower” protection of the statute, must first make “a good faith effort to provide the appointing authority or his or her designee the information to be disclosed and shall [also] provide the appointing authority or designee a reasonable time to take appropriate action unless there is imminent and serious danger to public health and safety.”

Read the complete Hancock Estabrook Labor & Employment Alert published on this topic here.

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