Vermont Healthcare Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster
The Healthcare Whistleblower's Protection Act is a Vermont whistleblower law poster provided for businesses by the Vermont Department Of Labor. This notification is required for some employers, such as employers who fall under the healthcare sector.
This poster delineates the protections provided to workers, specifically in the healthcare sector, who report or refuse to commit illegal acts. The protections contained within the law and displayed on the poster are underwritten by Title 21 of the Vermont Statutes, Annotated ?507-509. Specifically, this poster declares that it is illegal for an employer to terminate employment of a worker, threaten termination, retaliate against an employee, or treat them differently because they did any or all of the following:
One, reported a violation by the employer or any person, entity, or public body. Two, reported a medical error or improper or inadequate care of a patient by any of these aforementioned parties. Three reported something that risks anyone's health or safety in the workplace or following activities conducted in it. Four, refused to participate in any illegal or immoral activity, practice, or policy of an employer. The poster goes on to state that citizens are protected under the law only if they: One, employed by a healthcare facility, such as a hospital or nursing home. Two, workers inform their employers about problems or issues thy have noticed and allow them a chance to amend the issue or issues before reporting it to the government. Three, employees have good reason to believe that their employers will not correct issues brought up. The poster closes by encouraging readers, specifically employees, to contact their employers with concerns about health and safety in medical service workplaces, especially before contacting the State of Vermont about perceived issues.
Vermont Law (Title 21, V.S.A., Sections 507 - 509) requires every hospital and nursing home to post this notice. It is illegal for your employer to ﬁ re you, threaten you, retaliate against you or treat you differently because: 1. You reported a violation of the law by your employer to any person, entity, or public body; 2. You reported a medical error or improper quality of patient care by your employer to any person, entity, or public body; 3. You reported something that risks someone’s health or safety; 4. You have objected or refused to participate in any activ- ity, policy, or practice of your employer that you reasonably believe is a violation of a law or constitutes improper quality of care, or that will endanger your life; 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 are employed by a hospi- tal, or nursing home; and 2. You tell your employer about the problem and allow a reasonable time for it to be corrected; or 3. You have good reason to believe that your employer will not correct the problem. If you have been ﬁ red or your employer has retaliated against you due to a violation of this law, you may: 1. Use any available internal process, grievance procedure, or similar process available to you to maintain or restore any loss of employment rights with your employer; or 2. Bring an action in the superior court of the county where the retaliation by your employer occurred. To report a violation, unsafe con- dition or practice or an illegal act in your workplace, contact: (The employer should ﬁ ll in this information) (Name) (Title) (Location) (Telephone) FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR | 1-802-828-0267 | TTY/Relay Service at 711 | TDD services at 1-800-650-4152 Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Interpretive services are also available for persons with limited English proﬁ ciency. WWW.LABOR.VERMONT.GOV re * A copy of the complete statute can be found at: http://legislature.vermont.gov/ statutes/chapter/21/005 This poster may be copied. Healthcare Whistleblower’s Protection Act There is protection for Healthcare Employees Who Report or Refuse to Commit Illegal Acts* to whistle blowerblower
More Vermont Labor Law Posters 17 PDFS
Minimum-Wage.org provides an additional sixteen required and optional Vermont 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.
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|Required Vermont Employer's Liability and Workers' Compensation||Workers Compensation Law|
|Required Unemployment Insurance Information for the State of Vermont||Unemployment Law|
|Required Minimum Wage in the State of Vermont||Minimum Wage Law|
|Required Posting of Safety Records Notice to Employees||Job Safety Law|
|Required Safety and Health Protection on the Job in Vermont||Job Safety Law|
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