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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Whistleblowing (Tex. App., 3d Dist.)

Oct. 22, 2021, 11:43 AM

A trial court properly denied the Office of the Attorney General of Texas’s motion to dismiss the Texas Whistleblower Protection Act claims of former high-ranking employees of the OAG who alleged they were fired in retaliation for their reporting that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and/or the OAG might be engaged in bribery and corruption to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Texas Rangers, and other law-enforcement authorities, a Texas court of appeal ruled. The appellate court disagreed with the OAG’s contention that Paxton’s actions, taken in his official capacity, cannot be viewed as actions of the agency. It declined ...

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