Whistleblower protected by state law also limited by it

9NEWS:  Whistleblower laws in Colorado have changed because of COVID.

In the last two years, lawmakers gave public employees more protection to blow the whistle on workplace health and safety concerns.

But a case that started during COVID has revealed that workers who speak up may be protected up to a point.

“I was able to identify and then try to correct fiscal mismanagement in the HIV/STI program,” Dr. Tony Cappello, former Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Director of Disease Control and Health Response, said.

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