Whistleblower Protections are Important March 3, 2009Posted by Dwight Furrow in Current Events, Dwight Furrow's Posts.
Tags: Arbuckle, California Supreme Court, Whistleblower
The issue of whistleblower protection is more important than is generally acknowledged. Our current economic troubles are in part the result of malfeasance, incompetence, and general irresponsibility within a variety of public and private institutions.
Protecting people who risk their livelihood to make such irresponsibility public is one way to strengthen institutions.
Kudos to the California Supreme Court for deciding this case in favor of enhanced whistleblower protections.
Whistle-blowers in state government received protection Thursday from the California Supreme Court in a case in which a low-level employee reported that her superior had violated a regulation she was supposed to enforce.
The state high court gave whistle-blowers who suffer retaliation the right to sue for hefty damages in court even if they lose their case before a civil service board.