Sunday, January 23, 2005
Long Island Lawmakers Rush to Protect Whistleblowers
Nassau County New York’s Republican legislators recently trumped legislative Democrats in a politically charged race to demonstrate which party cares more about protecting employees who report fraud, waste or abuse, according to a report in Newsday last week. The GOP caught the Democrats by surprise when they filed a proposed “whistleblower” law on Thursday, Jan 20, following a recommendation from the legislature’s budget review director.
Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) at first said she wasn’t sure the county needed a law. Perhaps, she said, after meeting with lawyers for County Executive Thomas Suozzi, a brochure informing employees of their rights would be sufficient. But then Minority Leader Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa) issued a news release Thursday afternoon trumpeting the GOP proposal. So Jacobs issued her own press release announcing that she was researching efforts to protect whistleblowers.
Posted by Qui Tam Admin on 01/23 at 01:00 PM
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