What Are Some Risks Of Being A Whistleblower?

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:39pm
Updated: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:48pm

One of the biggest health-care scandals in the state and ultimately the country started with a whistleblower. In 2014, three Phoenix VA employees came forward with the news that the hospital wasn’t adequately monitoring suicidal veterans in the emergency room.

Two of them retained their positions, and one left for a different job. Their information changed the way the VA operates on a national level. But what are some of the risks of being whistleblower?

To talk more about this, I’m joined by Elizabeth Tippett, an assistant professor and co-director of the master’s program in dispute resolution at the University of Oregon School of Law.

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