College employee fired when her suspicion of employer's action is unjustified
Talisha Winton believed that her boss was embezzling from Wayne State University. She "blew the whistle", resulting in a police investigation, and ultimately the exoneration of her supervisor. She apparently did not accept this outcome and was fired several months later for "continuing to spread rumors and false statements among the faculty." The Court of Appeals noted that she was not disciplined for her original report, and ruled that her termination several months later, after she refused to accept the outcome of the resulting investigation, was not protected under the Whistleblowers' Protection Act. You know the saying that can be adapted to this situation: don't shoot at the boss unless you know you're aim is good.