David G. Schiller represents North Carolina employees in a wide range of employment law cases — including whistleblower cases.
This is a specific exception to the employment-at-will rule. The employee must meet all of whistleblower requirements to receive the protection from being fired.
State Employees of North Carolina
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 126, Article 14. Protection for Reporting Improper Government Activities, protects employees who “report verbally or in writing to their supervisor, department head, or other appropriate authority, evidence of activity by a State agency or State employee” constituting:
(1) A violation of State or federal law, rule or regulation;
(3) Misappropriation of State Resources;
(4) Substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety; or
(5) Gross mismanagement, a gross waste of monies, or gross abuse of authority.
It is important to note that a whistleblower case is similar to but not the same as wrongful discharge (which prohibits firing an employee for a reason that violates North Carolina public policy).
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If you have any employment issue with an agency of the State of North Carolina (e.g. Department of Transportation), please use the State employee contact form.