A New York State appellate court has ordered the New York City Department of Transportation to reinstate whistleblower John Tipaldo. When Tipaldo reported that his superiors violated bidding rules, we was demoted from his position as Acting Assistant Commissioner for Planning. That was in 1996. In 2006, the trial court granted the City summary judgment on

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The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports today that county legislators for Monroe County, New York, have proposed new whistleblower protections. The article says that Monroe County was rocked this year by a contracting scandal in which eight employees of one contractor have already pled guilty to petty larceny. A supervisor in the county’s environmental services

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The Mid-Hudson News reports that Ulster County, New York, has now adopted a Whistleblower Employee/Agent Protection  Policy. The report says that the policy will protect employees of the county and its contractors.  One proponent of the policy was County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach. The article quotes him as saying that the policy is, “To give the county employee