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90 Day Deadline for Texas Whistleblower Act Claims

Oct 9, 2014 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Whistleblower

Employees who have been retaliated against for making protected disclosure must bring claims within 90 days of the retaliation.  The Texas Whistleblower Act governs state and county employees in Texas. 

 


Texas Whistleblower Act

Mar 15, 2013 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Whistleblower

 

Section 554.002 of the Whistleblower Act provides:

(a) A state or local governmental entity may not suspend or terminate the employment of, or take other adverse personnel action against, a public employee who in good faith reports a violation of law by the employing governmental entity or another public employee to an appropriate law enforcement authority.

(b) In this section, a report is made to an appropriate law enforcement authority if the authority is part of a state or local governmental entity or of the federal government that the employee in good faith believes is authorized to:

(1) regulate under or enforce the law alleged to be violated in the report; or

(2) investigate or prosecute a violation of criminal law.

 


Texas Whistleblower Law

Jan 5, 2013 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Whistleblower Asbestos

School employee reported asbestos hazards in a school and was terminated.  He brought a whistleblower action against the school district.

The court of appeals found that the the school district was not entitled to governmental immunity from a whistleblower action.


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