(Don’t) Whistle While You Work
Friday, June 02, 2006
Employees who blow the whistle on workplace misconduct have long been accorded special legal protection from retribution. But if the employee is a public employee, and speaks out while still clocked in, that protection no longer applies. At least that’s what the Supreme Court says, in a split ruling handed down this week. Bob parses the decision with University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone.