What is the Kentucky Whistleblower Act?

According to a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court, the purpose of the Kentucky Whistleblower Act "is to protect employees who possess knowledge of wrongdoing that is concealed or not publicly known, and who step forward to help uncover and disclose that information." The purpose of the Act is to protect "public employees who disclose wrongdoing." The Act "serves to discourage wrongdoing in government, and to protect those who make it public." That is the explanation and description of the Whistleblower Act by the Kentucky Supreme Court in the case of Workforce Development Cabinet v. Gaines, 276 S.W.3d 789 (Ky. 2008).

Keep in mind that the Kentucky Whistleblower Act does protect all reports about any and everything and its coverage also depends on to who or what the report is made. 

Lexington, Kentucky whistleblower lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in cases where their rights have been violated or they have been fired on account of their good-faith whistleblowing activity; contact him at 859-254-7076.