Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kentucky Hit With Social Worker Whistleblower Suit

Boy, I would love to get my hands on the actual complaint. I like the way the articles briefly glances over the "reported violations." This should be an interesting case because Kentucky has no false claims act.

Perhaps Representative Tom Burch can introduce one.

Social worker files 'whistleblower' suit against state
state employee files 'whistle-blower' suit

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears - vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com

A state social worker filed a "whistle-blower" lawsuit Friday alleging that Kentucky officials disciplined him because he reported violations by fellow social workers, including the placement of children in the homes of registered sex offenders.

In the suit, filed in Franklin Circuit Court against the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Clay Clement said that in September he complained to the cabinet's inspector general about two cases in which children younger than 4 were placed in the care of registered sex offenders without the cabinet taking any safety precautions or notifying law enforcement.

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/04/24/1237346/social-worker-files-whistleblower.html#ixzz0m5SpmXNt
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