Maine Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster Mandatory
The Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster is a Maine whistleblower law poster provided for businesses by the Maine Department Of Labor. This is a required poster for all Maine employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This mandatory poster is a summary of why whistleblowers are protected in Maine. It explains what a whistleblower is and what protections are afforded to them. Employers have certain responsibilities to ensure that whistleblowers are protected and treated equally. Directions on how to report improper acts are also located.
It is illegal for your boss to fire you, threaten you, retaliate against you or treat you differently because: 1. You reported a violation of the law; 2. You are a healthcare worker and you reported a medical error; 3. You reported something that risks someone’s health or safety; 4. You have refused to do something that will endanger your life or someone else’s life and you have asked your employer to correct it; or 5. You have been involved in an investigation or hearing held by the government. You are protected by this law ONLY if: 1. You tell your boss about the problem and allow a reasonable time for it to be corrected; or 2. You have good reason to believe that your boss will not correct the problem. To report a violation, unsafe condition or practice or an illegal act in your workplace, contact: ( This information should be filled in by the employer) For more information or to file a complaint under this law, contact: The Maine Human Rights Commission 51 State House StationAugusta, Maine 04333 Tel: 207-624-6290 TTY users call Maine Relay 711 www.Maine.gov/mhrc The following agencies may provide useful information on workplace safety and labor laws: U.S. Department of LaborWage and Hour Division P.O. Box 554 Portland, Maine 04112 Tel: 207-780-3344 www. dol.gov U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA 40 Western Avenue Augusta, Maine 04330 Tel: 207-626-9160 www. osha.gov Maine Department of LaborBureau of Labor Standards 45 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0045 Tel: 207-623-7900 TTY users call Maine Relay 711. Web site: www.maine.gov/labor/bls Email: [email protected] (Name) (Title) (Location or Phone) rev. 11/19 Whistleblower’s Protection Act Maine Law (Title 26 M.R.S.A. § 839) requires every employer to place this poster in the workplace where workers can easily see it. The Maine Department of Labor provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to people with disabilities upon request. This poster describes some important parts of the law. A copy of the actual law or formal interpretations may be obtained from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards by calling 207-623-7900. (The laws are also on the Bureau’s website.) This poster is available online at no charge and may be copied: https://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/ Protection of Employees Who Report or Refuse to Commit Illegal Acts
More Maine Labor Law Posters 14 PDFS
Minimum-Wage.org provides an additional thirteen required and optional Maine labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print and post all required state labor law posters, as well as all of the mandatory federal labor law posters.
|Maine Poster Name||Poster Type|
|Required Sexual Harassment Poster||Workplace Violence Law|
|Required Workers' Compensation Poster||Workers Compensation Law|
|Required Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster||Whistleblower Law|
|Required Maine Employment Security Act Poster||Unemployment Law|
|Required Minimum Wage Poster||Minimum Wage Law|
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