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Wisconsin Whistleblower Law

Whistleblowers protected under public policy tort. However, remedy may be precluded if statutory remedy available. 

Court Decisions:

  • Brockmeyer v. Dun & Broadstreet, 335 N.W.2d 834 (Wis. 1983) 
  • Bammert v. Don’s Super Valu Inc., 646 N.W.2d 365 (Wis. 2002) 

Statutes:

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Wisconsin have a False Claims Act (FCA)?

No, but the Wisconsin Medicaid antifraud statutes outlaw any fraud against the state’s Medicaid program.

Does the Wisconsin law have a whistleblower provision?

N/A.

Does Wisconsin recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?

Yes. Wisconsin does not permit an employer to terminate an employee for a reason contrary to public policy of the state.