Questions for Whistleblower Interviews
Questions for Whistleblower (WB) TCT SHow
1. What is the current state of Whistleblwoer Protection Act (WPA) laws in the US and what protections from retailiation do they offer?
2. What is a "mixed case" WPA complaint? What is "False Claims Act"?
3. How many cases of unlawful reprisal are litigated in the US a year? And do Agencies typically win? What turns the tide in the WB's favor most of the time?
4. Why do whistleblowers take the risks they do to make disclosures and file complaints?
5. Are there cases where significant changes resulted from disclosures made by WB's?
6. On the WB.org site, there are six speakers available who all worked (or still work) for the DOJ FBI department whereas there is only one from DHS (none from USDA=2nd largest) which is the largest department of the Federal Government. Do you have any explanation for this apparent disparity that you can offer us?
7. In such cases as these, would it be safe to say that the unlawful behaviors of the Agencies disclosed by a whistleblower were past practice or generally common knowledge?
8. Is there a need to have witnesses come forward? If so, do any co-workers come forward during litigation to corraborate the disclosures made by the WB?
9. During deposition and court proceedings, do any co-workers or other first hand witnesses to unlawful reprisal tell the truth under oath or more correctly go against Management?
10. How do Federal Curcuit Judges make credability determinations in cases where there are no coraborating witnesses (or do they have to?)?
11. After 911, why do you think Federal Employees are on ( in my opinion) lockdown?
12. Is the US better protected without their Civil Servants having the right to strike or have true oversight by Congressional Laws, Congress and diligent Federal Employees? Why or why not.