After discovering that a Chicago-area water district had fabricated its water testing reports for years and reporting the fabrications to the EPA, Anthony Sacco was fired after over 30 years employment.  Anthony Sacco claims in the whistleblower lawsuit he has filed that the water district's log books had been altered to show water quality testing had been done when it had not and that they showed testing sites had been used that did not exist.

Source: Chicago Tribune

Public or government employees in Kentucky have whistleblowing protections under the Kentucky Whistleblower Act, which is chockful of legalese but which makes it unlawful for an "employer" to

retaliate "in any manner whatsoever" against any employee who in good faith reports to "any law enforcement agency or its employees, or any other appropriate body or authority, any facts or information relative to an actual or suspected violation of any law, statute, executive order, administrative regulation, mandate, rule, or ordinance of the United States, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, or any of its political subdivisions, or any facts or information relative to actual or suspected mismanagement, waste, fraud, abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety." Kentucky Revised Statute sec. 61.102.

Private company employees have some protections under a number of different laws in certain situations.

Robert L. Abell has represented a number of government or public and private company employees in cases where their rights have been violated or they have been fired on account of their good-faith whistleblowing activity. Contact Robert Abell Law in Lexington, Kentucky at 859-254-7076. 

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