Miami-Dade measure would expand whistle-blower protection
Written by Miami Today on June 8, 2017
Miami-Dade County commissioners gave preliminary approval this week to prohibiting employers that contract with the county from retaliating against employees for providing information about unlawful activity.
The legislation, sponsored by Sally Heyman, would prohibit employers of 10 or more from any attack against their workers for disclosing information on unlawful activity, improper or wrong treatment by employers, agents or independent contractors of the county.
In 1996, the commission passed legislation known as the Whistle-blower Ordinance that prohibits the county from retaliating against county employees.
The proposed ordinance is tentatively scheduled for a hearing before the Public Safety and Health Committee on July 12.