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OSHA: Carrier Must Reinstate Driver Who Blew the Whistle on Safety Concerns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered a California trucking company to reinstate a former truck driver it fired after raising safety concerns about overweight hauling. The instructions from OSHA also required JHOS Logistics and Transportation Inc. to pay the driver nearly $200,000 in back wages, plus an additional $25,000 in punitive damages and Read More

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Worker Alleges Wrongful Termination after Warning Superiors Over COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Katrina Bryant, a former worker at a construction site for a new Amazon warehouse in Boardman, Oregon, alleges she was the victim of wrongful termination after she raised concerns to superiors over safety measures to prevent COVID-19 spread. Allegations in the case Bryant was tasked with safety compliance at the construction site, with duties including Read More

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Server Claims to Have Been Wrongfully Fired After Getting Tested for COVID-19

A former server from a Charleston, South Carolina restaurant filed a lawsuit against the business, claiming he was fired after leaving work to get tested for COVID-19. According to Justin Mackie, the employee in question who worked at Coconut Joe’s, he experienced symptoms (including shortness of breath) at work, and left to get screened due Read More

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San Diego Woman Alleges Wrongful Termination over Childcare Issues During Pandemic

A San Diego woman, Drisana Rios, claims she was fired from global insurance firm HUB International due to the difficulties she was having with managing childcare for her two young children while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rios was an account executive for the firm, and claims she was subjected to regular harassment Read More

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Former CFO of Tenet Healthcare Subsidiary Files Lawsuit Alleging Whistleblower Retaliation

Jason Cagle, the former CFO of United Surgical Partners International (a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare in Dallas), filed a lawsuit against his former employer alleging whistleblower retaliation. Cagle had worked for USPI since 2001 and took his position as CFO in January 2013. Tenet bought out USPI in 2015 and owned 95 percent of its Read More

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Lawsuit Alleges CEO Misappropriated PPP Funding

The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was implemented as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing small businesses with some federal funding to keep workers employed during the tough financial times caused by the virus. All money from that program was required to be used for business purposes only. However, there have been a variety Read More

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Former Montebello City Manager Files Lawsuit Alleging Whistleblower Retaliation

Francesca Tucker-Schuyler served until recently as the city manager for Montebello, CA. However, she was fired in February 2019 in what she claims to have been a case of wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation. She has filed a lawsuit against the city alleging retaliation, discrimination based on sex, failure to prevent discrimination and wrongful termination. Read More

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Former Employee of Ad Agency Sues Company Alleging Wrongful Termination over COVID Issues in Project

Tiffani Harcrow, a former employee of Omelet LLC ad agency in Culver City, recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. She alleges the company wrongfully fired her in May after she expressed concerns about an advertising project with Princess Cruises that she believed minimized the potential coronavirus-related health risks to customers. Case Read More

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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 whistle on internal wrongdoing. The $3 million figure includes $1 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages. Case background According to the Read More

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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 to waive their right to sue the company with a form that was not enforceable by law. Lawsuit background At the time of the layoffs, Read More

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