The former employee of a school district sued the District alleging violation of the Texas Whistleblower Act and breach of contract. The district's plea to the jurisdiction was properly granted, because the evidence does not support an objective, good-faith belief that the school district officials to whom the employee complained had authority to enforce, investigate, or prosecute violations of law against third parties outside of the entity itself or had authority to promulgate regulations governing the conduct of such third parties. Regarding the breach of contract claim, the employee failed to exhaust administrative remedies. Texas Supreme Court, No. 12-0601, 08-30-2013.
Canutillo Independent School District v. Farran
Tx. Sup. Ct.
August 30, 2013