David Yazbeck Appearing in Federal Court on “Whistleblower” Judicial Review

On December 9, David Yazbeck will be appearing in Federal Court on a judicial review of a decision of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner. In the decision under review, the Commissioner dismissed a complaint by Charbel El-Helou that the Courts Administration Service took reprisals against him after he made protected disclosures of wrongdoing, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (“PSDPA”).

Our firm is arguing on behalf of Mr. El-Helou that the decision of the Commissioner should be set aside because Mr. El-Helou was treated unfairly in the process. The judicial review also raises important questions involving the proper legal framework for determining if reprisals were taken against a whistleblower after making a protected disclosure under the PSDPA.