Concepts and Procedures in Whistleblower Law by Stephen Kohn

By Stephen Kohn

Litigator, instructor, and pupil Stephen Kohn offers a entire, unified exam of the 35 federal legislation that guard whistleblowers and their rights, plus the typical legislations protections to be had in all of the 50 states. For the 1st time in a single simply accessed quantity, readers will locate the fundamental rules upon which all whistleblower legislation is premised. Mr. Kohn lays out the elemental criminal ideas acceptable to nearly each whistleblower case, comparable to the scope of safe task and who qualifies for defense. He exhibits what constitutes discriminatory behavior, what kind of facts demonstrates that fallacious retaliation happened, the burdens of facts on either the worker and organization, tips to calculate damages and lawyer charges, universal cost and basic procedural matters, and lots more and plenty extra, all in meticulously documented element and a readable, attractive style.Built upon Mr. Kohn's huge sensible event and his scholarly examine and instructing, not just is the ebook a vital source for research and research of whistleblowing matters, however it is additionally a step by step advisor for conceptualizing and litigating them. lawyers with specialties in a variety of fields related to whistleblower legislation and similar coverage matters will discover a considerate, entire exam, and an instantly appropriate court reduction. it's going to even be very important for human source executives, exertions union officials and legal professionals, executive contractors, and recipients of presidency supplies, collage and executive libraries, federal service provider executives and experts, public curiosity and strong govt organizations—and many others who've turn into fascinated about this particularly new, yet long-time coming, department of the legislation, the way it built, and the way it's being utilized this day.

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S. 1040 (1981). See also Mackowiak v. 2d 1159, 1162 (9th Cir. 1984); Zollv. 2d 246, 250 (8th Cir. 1978); Rutherford v. 2d 1162, 1164 (10th Cir. 1977). 48. Donovan v. Supp. C. 1982), quoting Polynesian Cultural Center v. 2d 467, 473 (9th Cir. 1978). 49. Stephen M. Kohn, The Whistleblower Litigation Handbook: Environmental, Nuclear, Health and Safety Claims, pp. 51-55 (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1991). 50. Cosentino v. 2d 297, 300 (111. App. 1 Dist. 1985), citing from Palmateer v. Int. 2d 876 (1981).

246 The courts generally follow the McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. 251 MISSOURI Missouri was a pioneer state in establishing the public policy exception. In a 1963 decision, Smith v. Arthur Baue Funeral Home,252 an employee was fired for asserting his right to be covered by a collective bargaining agreement. 253 Smith was a landmark case in that the Supreme Court of Missouri articulated the basic foundation of the public policy exception to the at-will doctrine: [S]ince plaintiff had no contract of employment for any definite term, his employers' right to terminate his employment at any time for any reason was well established by our decisions.

2d 317, 329 (4th Cir. 1967) (citations omitted). 58. Donovan v. Supp. C. 1982), quoting Midwest Regional Joint Board v. C. Cir. 1977). 59. See NLRB v. 2d 51, 56 (1st Cir. 1982); NLRB v. 2d 657, 661-663 (1st Cir. 1982). For some cases where the court failed to find disparate treatment see Airborne Freight Corp. v. 2d 357, 358 (6th Cir. 1984); Viracon, Inc. v. 2d 1188, 1193 (7th Cir. 1984). 60. Tameny v. 2d 1330 (1980); Beasley v. Affiliated Hosp. 2d 557 (Mo. App. 1986); Wintherv. Supp. C. Col. 1985).

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