Why Whistleblower Protections are Needed
February 24, 2012
From the Memphis Commercial-Appeal:
[Carol] Lynch, the Memphis Animal Services employee who filed a police report alleging cruelty at the facility, was accused of a “major infraction” in a charge letter issued by the city.
Lynch, who has worked for Memphis Animal Services for 22 years, is charged with failing to properly document a cruelty case. The letter, signed by MAS Field Supervisor David Johnson, also accuses her of being “incompetent, inefficient and unprofessional.”
That charge letter was issued Feb. 14, eight days after Lynch filed the Feb. 6 police report alleging that animals weren’t being cared for properly at the facility.
This is what retaliation in a corrupt city government looks like.
This is why more good people at MAS do not speak up.
This is why animals at the Memphis pound continue to suffer.