Texas High Court Nixes Public Workers' Whistleblower Suits

Law360, Houston (February 22, 2013, 8:50 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday dismissed cases brought by two public employees who alleged they were disciplined after telling their supervisors about alleged crimes committed by co-workers, ruling they could not sue under a state law that prohibits retaliation.

The high court ruled in a pair of decisions that in most instances, the state's Whistleblower Act does not recognize a public employee's supervisor as a law enforcement official to whom reports of criminal activity must be made in order to qualify the informant for the...
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