Bill offers protection to public employees
State Rep. John Schroder wants to protect public employees from reprisals for providing requested information to a legislator or legislative committee.
The Republican legislator from Covington filed a bill that would put the protection in state law along with penalties for violators. The measure is up for consideration in the legislative session that opens March 10.
As Schroder filed the bill, state Civil Service issued a memorandum on classified employees’ rights to address legislators and support or opposed “issues of public interest.”