Every worker has the right to report violations of workplace safety and other laws. An employer cannot retaliate against you for exercising your rights under the Department of Labor’s whistleblower protection laws. Retaliation includes such actions as firing or laying off, demoting, denying overtime or promotion, or reducing pay or hours.

The U.S. Department of Labor carries out its mission through a number of agencies. Five agencies enforce whistleblower and anti-retaliation laws:

new webpage consolidates all whistleblower protection laws enforced by the DOL. Also, learn more on OSHA’s Whistleblower webpage and see statement from Secretary of Labor Marty J. Walsh on YouTube.