20 CFR 636.2 - Protection of informants.
(a) Informants. Where possible the identity of any person who has furnished information relating to, or assisted in an investigation of a possible violation of the Act will be held in confidence. Where disclosure of the person's identity is essential to assure a fair determination of the issues, or where necessary to effectively accomplish responsibilities under the Act, the Department may disclose such identity upon such conditions as will promote the continued receipt of confidential information by the Department and effectuate the protections and policies stated in paragraph (b) of this section. Any such disclosure shall be consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act and other applicable law.
(b) Retaliation prohibited. No person or agency may discharge, or in any other manner discriminate or retaliate against any person, or deny to any person a benefit to which that person is entitled under the provisions of the Act or the regulations because such person has filed any complaint, instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to the Act, has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding or investigation, or has provided information or assisted in an investigation.
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