After many months of work, I am very pleased to launch garrityrights.org, a comprehensive resource on Garrity Rights for public employees and their employers.  

I have studied Garrity Rights for many years, dating back to the 1990s when I represented correctional officers and other employees of a state department of corrections.  The more I researched Garrity, the more I became aware of the topic's frustrating complexity.  I also became aware that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about Garrity Rights across the country.

Part of the confusion is actually generated by the Internet.  It is now practically effortless for someone to research Garrity Rights on the World Wide Web.  However, Garrity has been reinterpreted and applied differently across the country; so, for example, a police officer in Illinois might Google "Garrity Rights" and end up reading an article written by a labor lawyer in Massachusetts.  The officer would thus be reading information that in many ways does not apply to him/her (Why?  See U.S. v. Indorato and Carney v. City of Springfield).

This site will be a work in progress, and I'm sure I will be updating and improving it regularly.  I will occasionally report and comment on new developments here in the blog.  

So please explore.  I hope you find the information here useful, and that it improves your understanding of Garrity Rights.  I welcome your questions and feedback - please visit the Contact page and drop me a note.