- Retaliate– to return like for like; especially : to get revenge
- F.O.I.L. (Freedom of Information Law) -New York State’s Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law §87 et. seq. ) allows members of the public to access records of governmental agencies. FOIL provides a process for the review and copying of an agency’s records. More information about the Freedom of Information Law can be found at: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/coog/foil2.html
- Whistleblower Law – CLICK HERE for full documentation“Adverse personnel action” shall include dismissal, demotion, suspension, disciplinary action, negative
performance evaluation, any action resulting in loss of staff, office space or equipment or other benefit, failure to
appoint, failure to promote, or any transfer or assignment or failure to transfer or assign against the wishes of the
affected officer or employee.
- Misappropriation of Funds -In law, misappropriation is the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one’s own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official, a trustee of a trust, an executor or administrator of a dead person’s estate or by any person with a responsibility to care for and protect another’s assets (a fiduciary duty). It is a felony, a crime punishable by a prison sentence.