Vera English was a pioneer whistleblower in the 1980’s. Ms. English was fired from General Electric after exposing widespread radiation contamination. Her Supreme Court case established the right of whistleblowers to pursue cases under state law.
English’s victory in the U.S. Supreme Court (English v. General Electric) set precedent that permitted whistleblowers to obtain relief under state laws. GE fought Ms. English for over 10 years, pushing her to near bankruptcy.
Ms. English told her story in the video “How to Blow the Whistle and Win,” a training video produced by the National Whistleblowers Center.