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A cause of action based upon Labor Law § 740, known as the “whistleblower statute,” is available ” to an employee who discloses or threatens to disclose an employer activity or practice which (1) is in violation of a law, rule or regulation, and (2) creates a substantial and specific danger to the public health‘” (Pipia v Nassau County, 34 AD3d 664, 665, quoting Lamagna v New York State Assn. for Help of Retarded Children, 158 AD2d 588, 589; see Labor Law § 740[2][a], [c]).

 

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