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Friday, January 30, 2015

Professor Ruben Garcia Featured in Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ruben J. Garcia is a professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Jan. 25, the Las Vegas Review-Journal published an article titled “Motives behind proposed Las Vegas whistleblower rules questioned” which discussed the introduction of a bill designed to protect city whistleblowers disclosing government misdeeds from “reprisals or retaliatory action.”

While the proposed law is meant to encourage and protect whistleblowers, Professor Garcia believes it also protects employers on the lookout for lawsuits.

“It’s a strategic decision for the employee,” he said in the article. “Depending on how it’s set up, (the appeals process) might be beneficial to those who don’t need a full-scale lawsuit.

“But we do know, at the federal level, that these processes are used to discourage lawsuits at an administrative stage,” Professor Garcia continued.

A recognized expert in the field of labor and employment law, Professor Garcia teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility at the Boyd School of Law. He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among others, and has appeared on national and local radio and television programs.