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Preserving Communications from Workplace Messaging Apps Can Be Critical to a Whistleblower Claim

With each new advance in communications, the legal landscape changes. Where many lawsuits involving improper workplace conduct used to hinge on telephone conversations, now many employees go all day without Read More

Former Researcher Sues Nomura Alleging Violations of Sex Discrimination and Medical Leave Laws

It is well known that the financial industry has historically been dominated by men and that many female employees have been the victims of sex discrimination and other forms of Read More

Qui Tam Case Involving Medicare Fraud Results in $2.1 Million Settlement

Massive government healthcare programs such as Medicare and Medicaid lack the resources to catch every instance of fraud that victimizes taxpayers and makes it more difficult to serve beneficiaries. However, Read More

Illegal Age Discrimination Comes in Many Forms

Even companies that display a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace frequently overlook older workers in their efforts. However, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits Read More

Court Allows Fired Worker to Bring FMLA Claim Against Both Companies in Joint Employment Arrangement

Complicated corporate structures often result in situations where one employee in one position is doing work for two or more separate employers. This raises the question as to which company Read More

EEOC Sanctions Car Dealer for Discrimination Against Older Worker Coming off Medical Leave

Mistreating an employee due to their age and/or medical condition is illegal. A car dealer in Texas learned this lesson after it fired an employee who had worked there for Read More

Federal Court Rejects Wells Fargo’s Defense for Firing Whistleblower

As a regional bank executive for Wells Fargo, John Sotoodeh oversaw hundreds of branches in California and throughout the Southwest region. During his time at the multinational financial institution, a Read More

Supreme Court Religious Discrimination Decision Makes it Tougher for Employers to Claim Undue Hardship

While the First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to practice their religion freely, there have been numerous instances where a worker’s attempt to do so has been Read More

D.E. Shaw Pays $10 Million for Anti-Whistleblowing Language in Employee Agreements

Under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), financial institutions cannot prevent their employees from contacting the SEC regarding improper activity they recognize as part of their work. Read More

EEOC Sanctions Company for Using AI as an Age-Discrimination Tool

It seems that we are hearing constantly about new applications for Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs. Depending the particular situation, this technology might seem useful or frightening. However, a China-based online Read More

J.P. Morgan Securities Pays $18 Million to SEC After Breaking Whistleblower Rules

A Wall Street giant paid an $18 million settlement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), closing a case that should serve as a bright red light to other financial Read More

Supreme Court Rules Whistleblowers Do Not Have to Prove Retaliatory Intent Under Sarbanes-Oxley

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court fortified the protection that whistleblowers have under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Previously, SOX whistleblowers had to meet a high bar by proving Read More

Whistleblowers' Actions Lead to $1 Million Settlement in False Claims Case

Siemens Industry, Inc., a subsidiary of Siemens Corporation, has agreed to pay over $1 million to settle allegations of False Claims Act violations. The claims against Siemens were first brought forward Read More

Whistleblower Former Employee Gets Six-Figure Settlement from Maker of Auto Accessories

A former employee who alleged in a lawsuit that Yakima Products Inc. was violating the law when exporting materials from China will receive a substantial payment following the manufacturer’s settlement Read More

Fifth Circuit Questions Dismissal of FMLA Claimant

Employers that quickly terminate a worker who is scheduled to come off a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) absence must be careful that their decision cannot be construed as Read More

Chili's Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit After Allegations at Texas Restaurant

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against a Chili's Grill & Bar in Prosper, Texas. The lawsuit stemmed from allegations that Read More

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