Editorial - The whistle-blowers
A Pennsylvania law designed to protect government employees who "blow the whistle" on fellow officials' wrong-doing may be extended to cover private firms that receive state money, if the state's Superior Court agrees. It's a good idea, but adjustments in the law ought to be made by the state legislature and not the courts.
The case involves a Philadelphia doctor who claims she was fired after raising concerns about procedures in the hospital where she worked. Because the hospital receives state money, she says, she should be covered by the whistle-blower law.
Attorney Mary Kohart, who represents the hospital being sued, told The Associated Press that if the court "rules against me and they rule broadly enough, it's a dangerous case for people who take state money."