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Police Dispatch Whistleblower Claims to Be Victim of Wrongful Termination

Bridget Bryden, a former dispatcher for the Santa Barbara Police Department, recently filed a lawsuit against the department, claiming she was fired in 2016 as retaliation for alerting higher-ups in Read More

Hooters Among Latest Employers Targeted with Lawsuits over Handling of Employee Fingerprints

The Hooters chain of restaurants recently was in court recently to respond to a lawsuit alleging it violated an Illinois privacy law when it reportedly began collecting and storing employee Read More

Omaha Doctors Allege Wrongful Termination from Children’s Hospital

A pair of surgeons from Omaha filed a lawsuit against the city’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, claiming they were wrongfully suspended and then forced to resign certain privileges after Read More

Employees of Public Companies Lying About Performance Could Potentially Earn Millions in Whistleblower Awards

Employees and managers of publicly traded companies could recover significant amounts of money if they have proof that executives are purposefully withholding negative or damaging information from shareholders to protect Read More

Federal Jury Awards Montana Man $2 Million in Lawsuit Against BNSF Railway

A federal jury recently awarded a Montana man more than $2.1 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit against BNSF Railway Co. The employee and plaintiff was Zachary Wooten of Columbia Falls, Read More

Department of Justice Claims Businesses May Discriminate Against Transgender Workers

The U.S. Department of Justice told the Supreme Court in October 2018 that businesses are allowed to discriminate against workers based on gender identity without violating federal law. In an appearance Read More

Administrative Review Board Upholds $1.1 Million Maritime Whistleblower Award

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) decided to uphold a $1.1 million whistleblower award issued to a ship captain who lost his job after reporting safety violations Read More

Harley-Davidson Punished for Collective Bargaining Violation

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that Harley-Davidson Motor Co. should have allowed the International Association of Machinists (IAM) to engage in bargaining negotiations before the company offered Read More

Planning is Important When Dealing with Workplace Harassment Complaints

The age of #MeToo has shed light on just how important it is for businesses and organizations to plan out robust harassment reporting and investigation policies and to be proactive Read More

$54.5 Million Settlement Reached in Overtime Violation Case

Bloomberg LP and a settlement class of help desk representatives reached a $54.5 million settlement in a federal court in New York earlier this summer. The representatives alleged the company Read More

Former Employee of Ice Cube’s Basketball League Describes ‘Toxic’ Work Environment

Ice Cube’s BIG3 three-on-three basketball league has provided a fun environment on the court for players to showcase their skills. However, the league has also had its fair share of Read More

Supreme Court Rejects a Longstanding FLSA Exemption ‘Narrow Construction’ Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court has maintained a standard of construing exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) narrowly for more than 70 years. However, on April 2, 2018, it Read More

Court Rules Internal Investigation Reports Prepared by an Outside Counsel are Subject to Work Product Protections

In the recent case of Lassiter v. Hidalgo Medical Services, a former employee of the medical service provider aimed to compel the company to produce reports from an outside counsel, Read More

Whistleblower Alleges Wrongful Termination by Med Health Services

A woman in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, claims her supervisors at Med Health Services Inc. in Monroeville illegally retaliated against her after she raised concerns about illegal activity in the workplace Read More

Whistleblower at Pennsylvania Hair Salon Alleges Wrongful Termination

The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against a hair salon in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, claiming the business owners terminated an employee because her husband reported workplace safety and Read More

Tips for Preventing Harassment Claims in the Restaurant Industry

Many high-profile figures have been accused of sexual harassment within the last year and essentially seen their careers come to an end as a result. In this environment, it is Read More

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