Major Texas Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed
We just found what appears to be a copy of the Texas Whistleblower Act lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state’s top legal authority, claiming his top attorneys were subject to retaliation after reporting illegal activity to an appropriate law enforcement entity. Read a copy of the apparent lawsuit HERE:
Multiple state and federal laws protect whistleblowers in Texas. For example, the Texas Health and Safety code provides numerous specific provisions protecting, among others people, Austin Texas physician whistleblowers, nurse whistleblowers, and nursing home whistleblowers. Federal laws protect Texan government contractor whistleblowers. Many of these laws have specific requirements (e.g., you must report a violation of a healthcare law or a regulation to be protected, or in the case of a state government whistleblower, you must report the violation to a law enforcement entity, not just your supervisor).
We are just now digesting the allegations in this watershed lawsuit, but it is clear these attorney whistleblowers prepared before they took action, and that is likely to pay off in the long run. In the meantime, if you or someone you know is planning to blow the whistle, be sure to consult with a Texas whistleblower lawyer today so you know your rights and can protect yourself and your career before taking action.