The Food Safety and Modernization Act reportedly offers protection to such employees from being fired or otherwise retaliated against if they alert their supervisors to potential violations, the news provider said.
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The new legislation is reportedly beneficial for workers because it goes so far as to protect them from retaliation for alerting officials to anything they reasonably believe could be a violation of the law. Additionally, according to the news source, the burden of proof is in the favor of the employees in such cases.
According to the Web site for the White House, the Food Safety and Modernization Act was signed by President Obama in January.