ICE Agent’s Perceived Assistance Whistleblower Claims Reinstated – Bloomberg Law

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent will have another chance to show he was wrongfully discharged for assisting a whistleblower co-worker, the First Circuit said.

The Whistleblower Protection Act only requires that a worker include enough facts to enable the Merit Systems Protection Board to investigate the claim, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said Aug. 29, ruling on an issue of first impression.

The petitioner, Jason Mount, complied with this requirement, the court said.

The MSPB denied Mount’s request for relief, finding that his actions had been too minimal to constitute actual assistance under the…