Calif. Whistleblower Suits Require Admin Claims, Court Says

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court ruled last week that a whistleblower cannot bring suit under a state retaliation provision without first filing an administrative claim, nixing a former government worker's claims and breaking from a previous state appellate ruling on the issue.

The Third Appellate District on Aug. 27 upheld a lower court's judgment in favor of the state and the California State Assembly in a lawsuit brought by former State Assembly employee Aaron MacDonald who was terminated two weeks after reporting to his supervisors that colleagues...
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