Sunday, May 23, 2010

State Workers' Criticisms of Boss not Protected

"Complaints of mismanagement by an official with the Indiana Department of Insurance against the department's chief deputy are not protected free speech because the manager acted in his official capacity and not as a concerned citizen, the 9th Circuit ruled.
     Paul Ogden claimed in district court that his rights to freedom of speech were violated after he was forced to resign as manager of the agency's title division for writing a memo to the commissioner criticizing the department's chief deputy, Carol Mihalik. He also asked that his division be removed from her control." 
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