South Dakota Whistleblower Law
Whistleblowers protected under public policy tort.
- Tiede v. Cortrust Bank, 748 N.W. 2d 748 (S.D. 2008)
- Dahl v. Combined Insurance Co., 621 N.W.2d 163 (S.D. 2001)
- SD Codified L § 3-6D-22 (civil service employees)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does South Dakota have a False Claims Act (FCA)?
South Dakota has a Medicaid Anti-Fraud Statute, which makes it unlawful to make a false claim to or fraud the state’s Medicaid program. The state does not have a false claims act.
Does the South Dakota FCA have a whistleblower provision?
Does South Dakota recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?
Yes. South Dakota practices at-will employment, though a public policy exception does exist. An employer may not terminate an employee for a reason that contravenes a well-established public policy.