Texas Supremes Take Up Whistleblower Case Against State

Law360, Houston (June 7, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the state’s case for why it should not be held liable for firing a Department of Human Services employee who reported coworkers for falsifying dates on public aid applications to hide a processing backlog.

The high court granted a petition for review filed by the state, in which it urges that Oliver Okoli’s suit should have been dismissed because his complaints to TDHS supervisors about the practice are not protected by the Texas Whistleblower Act.

“[T]he court...
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