whistleblower act.A federal or state law protecting employees from retaliation for disclosing employer wrong-doing, as during an investigation by a regulatory agency. • Federal laws containing whistleblower provisions include the Whistleblower Protection Act (5 USCA § 1211), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 USCA § 660), CERCLA (42 USCA § 9610), and the Air Pollution and Control Act (42 USCA § 7622). [Cases: Master and Servant  30(6.35); Officers and Public Employees  69.7. C.J.S. Employer–Employee Relationship §§ 69, 78; Officers and Public Employees §§ 133, 164–166.]
[Blacks Law 8th]