Viewing 305 - 320 out of 1116 posts

Whistleblower Receives Award in False Claims Act Case Relating to Billing Violations Against Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Care Providers

The U.S. Department of Justice settled a False Claims Act lawsuit against Massachusetts Eye and Ear (encompassing several care providers), with the organization agreeing to pay $2.675 million in the Read More

Jury Issues $11 Million Award to IBM Manager who was Fired After Reporting Bias

A federal jury in Washington state recently awarded $11 million to an IBM manager who was fired after complaining about racial discrimination. Scott Kingston, the manager in question, was retaliated against Read More

Court Rules Whistleblower Claim Against Medtronic May Continue

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently cleared the way for a whistleblower lawsuit against Medtronic to continue. The lawsuit alleges the medical devices company fraudulently obtained clearance from the Read More

SEC Issues More than $500,000 to Whistleblower Under Safe Harbor Rule

In late March, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award of more than $500,000 to a whistleblower who provided information hat led to a successful enforcement action. The Read More

OSHA Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Zoltek

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently filed a lawsuit against Zoltek Corp., alleging the company acted in defiance of whistleblower statutes by wrongfully terminating an employee who spoke Read More

U.S. Has Seen More than 2,000 COVID-Related Employment Lawsuits

As of April 6, the number of employment complaints related to the COVID-19 pandemic had surpassed 2,000 in courts around the United States. This is thanks to a ramping up Read More

Whistleblower Claims Officials at Merck COVID Vaccine Plant Minimized Safety Risks

A new complaint filed by the Office of Special counsel indicates inspection officials at the Food and Drug Administration downplayed major concerns regarding safety and hygiene at a Merck factory Read More

OSHA Files Whistleblower Retaliation Case Against Missouri Carbon Fiber Manufacturer

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently filed a whistleblower protection claim against a carbon fiber manufacturer based in Missouri that fired an employee who had reported safety concerns Read More

A Year in a Pandemic Results in Record Number of OSHA Retaliation Complaints from Whistleblowers

It’s now been more than a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. In that time, society has seen significant upheaval, and businesses have Read More

SEC Issues its First Whistleblower Award in a Case Related to a Settlement with Another Agency

The SEC recently announced a $9.2 million award to a whistleblower, an award that was significant not just for its sizable dollar figure, but also the manner in which it Read More

BNSF Railway Co. Will Pay $290,000 in Whistleblower Case

BNSF Railway Co., a company based in Forth Worth, Texas, was ordered by federal labor officials to pay $290,000 in damages and back pay to settle a whistleblower claim. The Read More

West Virginia Passes COVID Liability Shield Law

West Virginia recently became the latest state to pass COVID liability protection legislation. Republican Governor Jim Justice signed the bill that will afford greater protections to businesses, healthcare providers, universities Read More

State of New York Sues Amazon Over Failure to Protect Workers from the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently sued Amazon on behalf of the State of New York, alleging the company failed to protect its workers from the pandemic and wrongfully Read More

Amazon Settles Lawsuit Over Improper COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Amazon recently announced a settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former employee who claimed wrongful termination related to his reporting improper COVID-19 safety protocols. Settlement details, including the amount of Read More

MARTA Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $575,000

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority recently settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for $575,000. The plaintiff was a former employee, Shyanne Lord, who worked as a bus maintenance worker for Read More

Employee Requests for Reasonable Accommodation Must Be Taken Seriously

Employees have the right to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace for particular conditions they have. Employers, then, must take those requests seriously if they are to avoid legal issues. An Read More

Viewing 305 - 320 out of 1116 posts