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OSHA Once Again Reminds Employers: Whistleblower Retaliation is Illegal

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a reminder to employers across the United States that any form of retaliation against employees who blow the whistle on suspect Read More

Whistleblower Claims CDC Contractor’s Failure to Follow COVID-19 Rules Resulted in Worker Getting Sick

Brianna Flores, a 22-year-old woman from Mississippi, began working at a Maximus call center this spring in a position where she would be giving callers coronavirus guidelines coming directly from Read More

Whistleblower Files Lawsuit Against Ballard Health, Alleging Wrongful Termination

A former employee of Ballard Health from Scott County, Virginia filed a lawsuit worth $3 million against the company, alleging the healthcare organization wrongfully terminated her after she blew the Read More

Fired Detroit Nurse Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Hospital Alleging Poor Working Conditions, Wrongful Termination

A Detroit nurse was fired after posting a video on Facebook discussing the working conditions at her place of employment, Sinai Grace hospital. Now she has sued the hospital seeking Read More

New York Nurses Union Sues Over Poor COVID-19 Working Conditions

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) filed three lawsuits, alleging failures on the part of several healthcare entities to protect nurses in COVID-19 wards. The defendants in the suit Read More

Employees Take Legal Action Against Smithfield Foods, Alleging Negligence During Pandemic

Meat packing plants across the nation have been in the news throughout the spring for the challenges they’ve faced in staying operational while also keeping their employees safe from the Read More

Nurse Staffing Agency Must Pay $3.2 Million Settlement in Wage and Hour Lawsuit

Advantage RN, LLC, a nurse staffing firm, agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle a class action wage and hour lawsuit. Nurses working with the company alleged the firm routinely failed Read More

AT&T Under Fire for Age Discrimination in 2019 Layoffs

A class action lawsuit filed in January alleges layoffs at AT&T in 2019 were designed to get rid of older employees, and that the company attempted to get those employees Read More

Frisco Firm Fires Employee After She Shelters in Place in Dallas County, Suit Says

In her article published April 23, 2020, on nbcdfw.com, Diana Zoga discusses a lawsuit filed in Dallas County in mid-April. The suit was filed by Amy Reggio, a woman who says Read More

Jackson National Life Insurance Company Settles Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Case for $20 Million

Jackson National Life Insurance Company recently reached a $20.5 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after claims the company harassed, discriminated against and retaliated against female and Read More

Fiscal Year 2019 Saw $40 Million in Employment Discrimination Settlements for OFCCP

The 2019 fiscal year was a record-setting year for the Office of Federal contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a division of the Department of Labor. The OFCCP was created to ensure Read More

Safety Inspection Whistleblower Case Results in Employees Receiving $1 Million Settlement

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently awarded a pair of employees just over $1 million in lost wages and punitive damages. The Read More

Handling Workplace Investigations in the Time of the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement shined a much-needed light on issues involving sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. In this time of greater sensitivity to these issues, it is important that Read More

Former Teacher Partially Granted Appeal in Lawsuit Against Williamson County School District

Melanie Lemon, a former teacher for Williamson County Schools in Tennessee, was granted a partial appeal by the state’s Court of Appeals regarding a lawsuit that had been previously dismissed Read More

$35 Million Settlement Reached in Wells Fargo Overtime Case

A potential $35 million settlement between Wells Fargo & Co. and a number of current and former employees received preliminary approval by a federal judge. The settlement stems from a case Read More

Federal Judge Rules Alabama Burger King Franchisee Illegally Blocked Worker from Taking FMLA Leave

A federal judge ruled a Burger King franchisee in Alabama illegally prevented a former employee from taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The employee in question, LaShondra Read More

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