Whistleblower Protection Program

Whistleblower Protection Program


About the Program

Nevada OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the provisions of whistleblower statute NRS 618.445. Under NRS 618.445, it is against the law for a person to take an adverse action against an employee because the employee engaged in a protected activity such as filing a complaint with Nevada OSHA, cooperating with a Nevada OSHA investigation, voicing workplace safety and/or health concerns to management, or reporting a workplace injury. If a violation of NRS 618.445 is found, Nevada OSHA can seek remedies for the employee such as reinstatement, back pay, and work benefits.
An adverse action includes, but is not limited to:
  • Termination or lay off 
  • Discipline
  • Reduction of pay or hours
  • Denial of a promotion
  • Denial of work benefits
  • Harassment
  • Blacklisting
How to File a Complaint:

Employees may file a complaint by calling 1-877-671-0003, emailing the Whistleblower Unit Staff at nvoshawhistle@dir.nv.gov, or by filing a complaint online at http://www.whistleblowers.gov/.


Whistleblower Unit Staff:

Southern Nevada (Las Vegas and surrounding areas):

   Lara Pellegrini, Whistleblower Chief Investigator
   Christian Rodriguez, Whistleblower Investigator
   Aaron Okui, Whistleblower Investigator
Northern Nevada (Reno and surrounding areas):
   Brittany Greeman, Whistleblower Investigator