Protecting Federal Whistleblowers
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP won nationwide injunctive relief on behalf of all federal employees
Our firm is dedicated to protecting federal whistleblowers. William Sanjour worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for more than 25 years. Represented by Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto in Sanjour v. EPA, he challenged rules restricting EPA workers right to speak to environmental community groups.
After a 4-year battle, the court ordered a nationwide injunction upholding the First Amendment right of federal employees to criticize their agencies. Sanjour v. EPA now stands as a landmark decision preventing the government from silencing government employees criticizing the government and establishing First Amendment rights of federal employees to blow the whistle on their employer.
Mr. Sanjour was a guest on the Phil Donahue show in 1996, on a panel discussing the importance of whistleblowers in our society.
If you are concerned that your constitutional rights have been violated and would like to know how Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto can help you, please contact us by completing our Contact Form.
For more information, see our collection of caselaw pertaining to whistleblower protections under the First Amendment.