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Sen. Presses VA On Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation

Law360, Nashville (December 5, 2017, 7:33 PM EST) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday to explain its ongoing efforts to protect whistleblowers at the agency, saying she was “troubled” by reports alleging that retaliation against VA employees is on the upswing.

Recent media reports have indicated that despite being given both more tools and improved guidance for protecting whistleblowers, the VA is failing to address claims of retaliation in an appropriate manner, McCaskill claimed in her letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin.

“Whistleblower retaliation is never acceptable,...
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