A former employee of the Nassau University Medical Center can continue with his federal lawsuit against the hospital, which allegedly fired the former food inspector after he spoke to a TV news reporter about unsanitary conditions at the hospital’s loading dock.

Eastern District of New York Judge Denis R. Hurley in a ruling last week denied the hospital’s motion for summary judgment, saying the plaintiff, Vincent Calabro, had raised issues of fact for both his retaliation claim under 42 U.S.C. �1983 and New York’s Whistleblower Law, Labor Law �740.

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