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Gen. Petraeus Sentence “Slap on the Wrist” that Highlights Gross Double Standard in Application of Justice

April 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorney for Snowden, Kiriakou and Drake Comments on Gen. Petraeus Sentence

(WASHIGNTON) – Yesterday, Gen. David Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine after illegally disclosing classified information to his mistress, including code-word information, detailed discussions with the President, and the names of covert operatives. He additionally lied to the FBI about his disclosures.

In regard to Gen. Petraeus’ sentence, GAP’s Jesselyn Radack stated:

Whistleblowers Urge Ban Ki-Moon and U.N. Executives to Strengthen Anti-Retaliation Measures

April 08, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON) – Today, a group of nine whistleblowers from the U.N. system sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Directors of U.N. Specialized Agencies urging them to do more to protect whistleblowers.

The letter claims that whistleblower policies in the U.N. system “afford little to no measure of real or meaningful protection for whistleblowers” and that “fear of reporting wrongdoing is widespread.” According to the letter, the “UN system of justice fails whistleblowers.”

Major Win For Corporate Whistleblowers

March 24, 2015

Ominous Dissent Underscores Fragility of Rights

(WASHINGTON) – Yesterday, in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, ARB Case No. 13-034, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board posted a decision providing a major victory for employee rights that upheld and clarified employee-friendly burdens of proof created by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) and used in every corporate whistleblower law enacted since 1989.

Leading Whistleblower Protection Advocates Petition Department of Labor to Combat Corporate Muzzling of Whistleblowers

March 24, 2015

The Government Accountability Project and Zuckerman Law call on DOL to end De facto Gag Clauses

(WASHINGTON) – The Government Accountability Project and Zuckerman Law have submitted a rulemaking petition to the Department of Labor (DOL) asking it to strengthen prohibitions against companies using gag clauses in policies and agreements that undermine federal whistleblower protection laws.

GAP Press Statement Regarding Petraeus' Soft Plea Deal

March 03, 2015

GAP’s Jesselyn Radack and GAP Clients John Kiriakou and Thomas Drake Speak out Against Hypocrisy of Plea Deals

GAP Applauds Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus

February 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Senators to Hold Press Conference Today to Announce Caucus’ Formation

SHARP CRITICIM FOLLOWS REJECTION OF NSA WHISTLEBLOWER’S RETALIATION CLAIM

February 24, 2015

 Pentagon OIG Reviewed Only 5 Months of Ten Years of a Complaint Highlighting NSA Reprisals for Whistleblowing

Historic Filing: Farmer Sues Perdue for Violation of FSMA Whistleblower Protection Law

February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC, a program of the Government Accountability Project) filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint on behalf of its client, Perdue contract farmer Craig Watts. Mr. Watts alleges that the poultry company initiated intimidation tactics against Watts after he publicized animal welfare concerns.

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