The Court of Appeals’ most recent decision in Tuohy v. City of Atlanta further clarifies the standard for bringing a claim under the Georgia Whistleblower Act (“GWA”), O.C.G.A. § 45-4-1. 771 S.E. 2d 501 (2015). In Tuohy, the former Atlanta City Treasurer brought suit against the City of Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta City Council (collectively “the City”) alleging that he was terminated in retaliation in violation of the GWA. Specifically, Tuohy alleged that he was retaliated against for objecting to performing improper illegal financial transactions. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the City and Tuohy appealed. The Court of Appeals affirmed on the grounds that Plaintiff failed to show that the nondiscriminatory reason given by the city for his termination was pretextual.