Whistleblower Law - NY Labor Law §740, §741

In 2002, legislation was passed referred to as Whistleblower Protection, which protects employees who provide healthcare services from retaliatory action by their employers when the employee discloses or refuses to participate in activities they believe constitute improper quality of patient care.

New York State Private Sector Whistleblower Labor Law §740, §741 Prohibits an employer from taking retaliatory personnel action against employees because the employee made a complaint of employer violations. 

Chapter 31 Labor - Article 20-C - Section 740
Retaliatory action by employers; prohibition

Chapter 31 Labor - Article 20-C - Section 741
Prohibition; health care employer who penalizes employees because of complaints of employer violations  

NYS Nursing : Practice Information

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