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OSHA Releases Newly Revised Whistleblower Complaint Form

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a newly revised version of its Whistleblower Complaint Form. This form can be accessed online at the OSHA website. OSHA administers Read More

Whistleblowers Imperative for Rooting Out Fraud and Waste in Companies, Agencies

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton recently said, “Transparency and accountability are bedrock principles in maintaining trust in state government.” It is a nod to the importance of Read More

FINRA: ETF Trades from Representative Cost Customers $8.4 Million

A former representative from WFG Investments, Inc., agreed to a court decision that he be barred from the securities industry as penalty for recommending trades in particularly risky, nontraditional exchange-traded Read More

Second Circuit Court Lowers Bar for Causation in FMLA Retaliation Cases

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently determined that for an employee to be able to advance a viable retaliation claim under the Family and Medical Leave Read More

Hospital Employee Awarded $4.5 Million After Reporting Discrimination, Retaliation

A hospital employee who filed a lawsuit alleging age and disability discrimination and employer retaliation was awarded $4.45 million. He filed the suit against his former employer, Grinnell Regional Medical Read More

Sanofi-Aventis Earns $38 Million for Role in Blowing Whistle on Maker of EpiPens

Sanofi-Aventis, a large pharmaceutical company, was awarded $38.7 million for its role in bringing a $465 million False Claims Act case against Mylan. The company settled amid allegations that it Read More

Whistleblower Files Lawsuit Against Honeywell International for Alleged Retaliation

A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Honeywell International, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey. She is alleging fraud, breach of contract and discrimination. In the Read More

Island Health and RMCP Investigate Possible Incident of Caregiver Stealing Senior’s Money

A woman who was hired to take care of a senior citizen from Nanaimo may have used that opportunity to steal his money, according to the 93-year-old man she was Read More

Navy Fired Whistleblower After Reports of Fuel Safety Risks

The U.S. Navy is under fire for terminating a civilian whistleblower who reportedly discovered life-threatening risks to pilots and others due to the improper testing of aircraft fueling equipment and Read More

Whistleblower’s Retaliation Claim in Minnesota Reinstated by Federal Appeals Court

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled a whistleblower retaliation claim filed by a lab quality technician at a Springfield, Minnesota, facility run by MAT Holdings, Inc. would Read More

Medicare Advantage Insurers Reach $32 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Case

A pair of Medicare Advantage insurers based in Florida agreed to pay nearly $32 million to settle a whistleblower claim. In the claim, a whistleblower alleged the insurance providers routinely exaggerated Read More

DCS Investigations Reveal Improper Donations, Additional Wrongdoing

This spring, NBC 5 in Dallas produced a 30-minute in-depth investigative report surrounding developments in the investigation into Dallas County Schools (DCS), a taxpayer-funded agency that oversees the transportation of Read More

Recent Whistleblower Case Shows Potential for Reduction in Monetary Awards

On February 28, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded a whistleblower 20 percent of the sanctions paid in association with an enforcement action brought forth as a result Read More

Rule Changes Allow CFTC to File Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

Recently implemented rule changes allow the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to file whistleblower retaliation claims against employers. These changes, adopted in May, also prevent employers from preemptively forbidding employees Read More

False Claims Act Suit Against Genentech Halted

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently halted a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Genentech Inc. In the suit, the plaintiff claimed the company defrauded Medicare Read More

Former Infosys Executive Accuses Company of Racial Bias in Favor of Indian Employees

A former executive at Indian software company Infosys accused the company of racial discrimination in its hiring and promotion practices, saying the company favors Indian employees over people of other Read More

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