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Workplace Issues: 2nd Circuit holds that abuse of a restricted database by a sergeant is not retaliation

The Court of Appeals has held that a corrections officer who exposed a sergeant’s abuse of a restricted police database to spy on his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend can be retaliated against for his speech act because the law was not clearly established that this kind of whistleblowing is protected under the First Amendment (Gorman v. ...

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