Everything You Need To Know About The Texas Whistleblower Act

As a government employee, what do you do if you discover your employer, a government agency or organization, is breaking the law? While you might feel compelled to report your employer to the authorities, you may be equally worried it could cost you your job. Fortunately, government employees who alert authorities to wrongdoings by their employers are offered numerous protections under the Texas Whistleblower Act.


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Cris Feldman of Feldman & Feldman Demands H.I.S.D. Release Report on “Whistleblowing Auditor”

For the first time, we are hearing publicly from HISD’s former internal audit executive. Richard Patton said the district retaliated against him after he reported possible corruption by putting him on leave for five months during an investigation, just to bring him back for several weeks and then fire him by not renewing his contract.


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Feldman & Feldman Files Watchdog Suit against HISD After Retaliation

The chief audit executive of the Houston Independent School District has sued his employer, claiming that he was unfairly suspended. According to the seven-page lawsuit filed by Richard Patton, he was suspended with pay for nearly five months after he went to the district’s police chief and the FBI to report several violations within the district. Patton claimed that his suspension was retaliation for those actions.


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