Connecticut Senate approves expansion of State whistle blower law.

The Senate yesterday approve a bill which would expand protection of employees who blow the whistle on corruption.  The Hartford Courant has reported on this bill.  The bill would expand protection to employees of large state contractors who blow the whistle to their employers.  The existing law only protects those who blow the whistle to the state agency involved.  It also adds a provision creating a rebuttable presumption that an change in employment status within three years of the whistle blow is retaliatory.  Of course, this is the most controversial part of the bill and management attorneys aren’t happy about it.