June 11, 2020
Young had been employed by the IRS for less than a year when she was removed from her position for misconduct. She appealed her termination, but it was dismissed because she was a probationary employee and she was not entitled to full appellate rights. Following the dismissal, Young alleged that she was fired for whistleblowing. The administrative judge asked her to make a specific showing that she disclosed information that showed a violation of a law, rule, regulation, gross mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety. Young did not submit a response to the order, and so the administrative judge denied her relief. The Federal Court of Appeals also found that Young had not provided proof of wrongdoing under the Whistleblowing statute, and upheld the administrative judge’s finding.
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Attorney Angel did not represent this plaintiff, but he does represent plaintiffs in front of the MSPB and the federal courts of appeals.