Whistleblower Law Blog
Virginia Bill Would Protect State Employees Who Report Wrongdoing
Virginia Delegate Bill Janis filed House Bill No. 1399 for the General Assembly which would protect state employees who report wrongdoing from retaliation by their supervisors. The Bill was drafted in response to Ligon v. Goochland in which Judge Timothy Sanner, basing his decision on the principle of sovereign immunity, ruled in favor of the county against a whistleblower who was terminated for reporting misdeeds in county shops.