Despite some misgivings, the California Supreme Court seemed ready May 6 to interpret a state statute in a way that could discourage University of California employees from blowing the whistle on internal problems.

Several of the justices indicated they felt the plain language of California’s landmark Whistleblower Protection Act prevents whistle-blowers in the UC system from suing for damages for retaliation as long as university officials have acted on an administrative complaint within a reasonable amount of time.

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