Vera English

Nuclear Whistleblower
Vera English

Vera English

Vera English was a former General Electric (GE) employee who discovered widespread radiation contamination by GE. English was fired in retaliation for reporting the contamination in 1984. Her subsequent Supreme Court case established the right of whistleblowers to pursue cases under state law with the National Whistleblower Center filing an amicus brief in support for her case.

Vera English’s victory in the U.S. Supreme Court (English v. General Electric) set a precedent that permitted whistleblowers to obtain relief under state laws. GE fought English for over 10 years. Ms. English told her story in the video “How to Blow the Whistle and Win,” a 1994 documentary produced by NWC.

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