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Starwatcher162536
11-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Well, I thought it was interesting at least.

http://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/opus1714/Estimating_drug_harms.pdf

Apparently the guy was fired for authoring some reports/magazine articles that criticized UK's current drug policies.

Which got me thinking, there are laws that protect corporate whistle-blowers, so why are there not laws that protect government whistle-blowers?

If the head of the NIH were to come out and publicly denounce the proposed health-care bill, should he be able to be fired at the administration's whim?

popcorn_karate
11-04-2009, 03:09 PM
Well, I thought it was interesting at least.

http://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/opus1714/Estimating_drug_harms.pdf

Apparently the guy was fired for authoring some reports/magazine articles that criticized UK's current drug policies.

Which got me thinking, there are laws that protect corporate whistle-blowers, so why are there not laws that protect government whistle-blowers?

If the head of the NIH were to come out and publicly denounce the proposed health-care bill, should he be able to be fired at the administration's whim?

check out whistleblowerlaws.com

and re: federal employees: http://www.whistleblower.org/content/press_detail.cfm?press_id=1259



I think government employees would be protected, however, in your example the person is a political appointee and would be failing to fulfill their political responsibilities - so i don't think its applicable to whisteblower statutes.