Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 24
• Part Title: Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Federal Employee Protection Statutes
• Subpart: C
• Subpart Title: Miscellaneous Provisions
• Standard Number: 24 App A
• Title: Your Rights Under the Energy Reorganization Act.
• GPO Source: e-CFR



Your Rights Under the Energy Reorganization Act

The Energy Reorganization Act (ERA), makes it illegal to discharge or otherwise retaliate against an employee because the employee or any person acting at an employee's request engages in protected activity.

Employers covered by the ERA are:
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • A contractor or subcontractor of the NCR
  • A licensee of the NRC or an agreement state, and the licensee's contractors and subcontractors
  • An applicant for a lincese, and the applicant's contractors and subcontractors
  • The Department of Energy (DOE)
  • A contractor or subcontractor of the DOE under the Atomic Energy Act (AEA)

You are engaged in protected activity when you:
  • Notify your employer of an alleged violation of the ERA or the AEA
  • Refuse to engage in any practice made unlawful by the ERA or the AEA
  • Testify before congress or at any federal or state proceeding regarding any provision or proposed provision of the ERA or the AEA
  • Commence or cause to be commenced a proceeding under the ERA, or a proceeding for the administration or enforcement of any requirement imposed under the ERA
  • Testify or are about to testify in any such proceeding
  • Assist or participate in such proceeding or in any other action to carry out the purposes of the ERA or the AEA

Employers may not retaliate against you for engaging in protected activity by:
  • Intimidating
  • Threatening
  • Restraining
  • Coercing
  • B