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Looking Back at Two Famous Black Female American Whistleblowers and Their Contributions

February was Black History Month, and March is Women’s History Month: it’s the perfect opportunity to look back at two famous Black women whistleblowers and their pursuit of justice. In Read More

Equinox Settles Age Bias Lawsuit with Former Employee

The fitness company Equinox has settled an age bias claim with a former employee in late October 2022. The plaintiff, a 51-year-old former front desk employee, accused Equinox of firing Read More

McDonald’s Franchisee Who Fired an Autistic Employee Settles EEOC Suit

A McDonald’s franchisee, who fired an autistic employee of 37 years, recently settled an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit for $100,000. The franchisee, who owns and operates “numerous” McDonald’s restaurants Read More

How the Speak Out Act Affects Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements

President Joe Biden signed the Speak Out Act into law in December 2022. This law renders unenforceable nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses in employment contracts and severance agreements, regarding allegations of Read More

Travel Nurse Staffing Firms Accused of Bait-and-Switch Payment Scheme

Three nurses have accused two Colorado travel nurse staffing companies of implementing a bait-and-switch payment scheme. They have accused the firms of making false pay offers, then cut the promised Read More

False Claims Act Litigation May Have ‘Seismic Impact’ at Supreme Court

False Claims Act litigation may have significant impact this year, as the Supreme Court decides which cases to hear. The Supreme Court has already accepted one False Claims Act case, Read More

Anheuser-Busch Settles Worker’s Retaliation Lawsuit

Anheuser-Busch will settle a worker’s retaliation lawsuit in which an employee alleged she was removed from her union steward duties after she filed for workers’ compensation and complained about discrimination. Read More

Whistleblower Receives Over $37 Million from SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded over $37 million to a whistleblower who came forward with information leading to a successful SEC enforcement action, and a related action. The SEC’s Office Read More

13-Year-Old Goldman Sachs Sex Discrimination Claim Will Proceed to Trial

A sex discrimination case against Goldman Sachs, which is now 13 years old, is finally scheduled to go before a jury in June 2023. The class action represents more than Read More

Fifth Circuit to Determine Whether it Should Be Easier to Bring Title VII Discrimination Claims

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has heard oral arguments in Hamilton v. Dallas County, which has challenged a decades-old court rule that makes it more difficult for workers and Read More

Supreme Court to Weigh Religion vs. LGBTQ Rights

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether a website designer can legally refuse services for same-sex weddings. If the Court rules in the website designer’s favor, it could Read More

Supreme Court Expected to Rule on Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two high-profile affirmative action cases in higher education. Experts suggest that this could affect how employers handle their diversity initiatives. Cases before the Read More

Top Federal Financial Fraud Whistleblower Actions of 2022

2022 was a big year for federal financial fraud whistleblower actions. Some of the country’s biggest financial institutions were targeted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Justice Read More

Biggest Whistleblower Developments of 2022

2022 saw the government focus on whistleblower actions. From major settlements to expansions of whistleblower law, here are some of the major developments we saw in the previous year: Uber whistleblower: Read More

Congress Expands Whistleblower Eligibility to Include Auditors and Compliance Professionals

Congress recently included the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act as part of the omnibus budget, which President Biden has signed into law. This new Act includes measures to expand enforcement Read More

Notable Healthcare Fraud Recoveries of 2022

Government enforcement agencies spent 2022 investigating claims of healthcare fraud, thanks to whistleblowers. The government recovered billions of dollars from healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and more. Most of the cases below Read More

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