Arizona Whistleblower Law
Whistleblowers protected under common law “public policy” tort, as modified by Employment Protection Act.
- Wagenseller v. Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, 710 P.2d 1025 (Ariz. 1985)
- Logan v. Forever Living Products International, Inc., et al., 52 P.3d 760 (Ariz. 2002) (clarification on scope of law)
- Higgins v. Assmann Electronics, Inc., 173 P.3d 453 (Ariz. App. 2007) (sustaining jury verdict and damages)
- Revit v. First Advantage Tax Consulting Servs., LLC, 2012 W.L. 1230841 (D.Ariz. 2012) (federal court discussion of Arizona law)
- Employment Protection Act, AZ Rev Stat § 23-1501 (in general)
- AZ Rev Stat § 38.531–533 (public employees)
- AZ Rev Stat § 36-2282 (health and safety)
- AZ Rev Stat § 41-1492.10 (prohibition against retaliation and coercion)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Arizona have a False Claims Act?
No, Arizona does not have a False Claims Act.
Does the Arizona FCA have a whistleblower provision?
Does Arizona recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?
Yes, the Arizona Employee Protection Act protects private sector employees from wrongful termination. The Act protects an employee from discharge due to refusal to violate state law.