Protection from Retaliation For Wisconsin Workers - the Whistleblower Law
Under Sections 230.80-85 of the Wisconsin Statutes, an employee of the State of Wisconsin, except for certain exceptions listed in s. 230.80(3), may not be retaliated against for disclosing information regarding a violation of any state or federal law, rule or regulation, mismanagement or abuse of authority in state or local government, substantial waste of public funds or a danger to public health or safety. An employee may disclose information to any other person. However, before disclosing information to anyone other than an attorney, collective bargaining representative or legislature, the employee must do one of the following: disclose the information in writing to the employee's supervisor, or disclose the information in writing to an appropriate governmental unit designated by the Equal Rights Division. Contact the Equal Rights Division for information about the appropriate governmental unit to disclose information to.
Victims of unlawful retaliation may file a complaint with the Equal Rights Division of the Department of Workforce Development within 60 days after the retaliation or threat of retaliation occurred.