The Georgia Whistleblower Act Generally Applies Only to Public Employees that are Currently Employed

Elisabeth Murray-Obertein was employed by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission ("the Commission") from December 2011 until January 2014. On October 28, 2014, she filed a complaint in which she alleged that the Commission had retaliated against her due to the following: she was deposed in a case against the Commission related to a campaign finance ethics investigation; she testified at the trial which arose from that investigation; and she reached a settlement on her own claims against the Commission. Murray-Obertein v. Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, 2014WL5454572 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018). Murray-Obertein alleged that the retaliati

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