Free Speech Rights for Public Employees Examined in NYPD Quota Whistleblower Case

Posted by Sean Cecil | Mar 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

Public employees need to be careful when speaking out regarding work-related matters. In a recent case involving an NYPD officer who claimed retaliation for speaking out to his commanding officer against law enforcement quotas, the 2nd Circuit court of appeals ruled that the officer's speech may be protected because he spoke out as a citizen not in his capacity as a police officer.

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