Vague threat to spill the beans not protected by NM whistleblower law

An Albuquerque teacher told his boss, the director of the charter school where he worked, that "he was going to tell the [school's] board the things that [he knew]." The board fired him before he had an opportunity to spill what he knew. The teacher filed a state court lawsuit under the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). On appeal, the New Mexico Court of Appeals found the teacher's vague, cryptic comments didn't amount to the kind of whistleblowing the Act protected. Ultimately, the firing was upheld, and the school's governing board never did hear what the teacher knew.

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