Ill. Justices Toss Whistleblower Claim Over College's Hiring

Law360 (May 23, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A Chicago-area community college medical program director can’t bring a claim against the school's board under a state whistleblower law because he didn’t show how the school's conduct was illegal, the Illinois Supreme Court held Thursday.

Though Kenrick Roberts, who worked at Malcolm X College, alleged he was wrongly fired for refusing to support the school in hiring unqualified instructors, his state Whistleblower Act claim fails because he didn’t tell the court how the school’s underlying action is illegal, the court held.

Section 20 of the state Whistleblower Act required Roberts to show that he not only refused to participate in...

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