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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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Pair of Vegas Service Unions Reach Agreements with Resort Companies on New COVID-19 Protections After Legal Fight

After months of negotiations, members of the Bartenders Union Local 165 and Culinary Workers Union Local 226 have new agreements in place with a pair of the Las Vegas Strip’s largest resort companies to ensure greater protections for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes several months after the same unions filed lawsuits against the Read More

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Whistleblower Claims TSA Worsened the COVID-19 Pandemic

A whistleblower who works for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) alleged the TSA failed to implement appropriate early safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite repeated pleas from employees. As a result, it played a role in worsening the pandemic’s outbreak in the United States. The Office of Special Counsel has now requested the Department 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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SEC Sees Significant Increase in COVID-19 Related Tips and Complaints

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) noted it has seen a “spike” in tips, complaints and referrals related to COVID-19, prompting brand new investigations for the commission. The agency is specifically focused on fraud relating to the pandemic. According to the SEC, it has issued more than 30 trading suspensions since early February based Read More

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Florida’s COVID-19 Dashboard Designer Files Whistleblower Complaint Against State Department of Health

The designer of Florida’s COVID-9 dashboard recently filed a whistleblower complaint against the Florida Department of Health after being fired for insubordination. The former department employee, Rebekah Jones, claims she was wrongfully terminated after she refused to falsify data in the state’s COVID-19 databases as the state pushed hard to reopen its economy in May. Read More

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Whistleblower Calls Attention to Poor Nursing Home Conditions During Pandemic

An anonymous whistleblower in Brooklyn called attention this spring to some of the dire conditions at nursing homes in New York City. The whistleblower spoke with voice distortion and appeared in silhouette on a teleconference call to speak about her experiences with a nursing home during the pandemic. She was nervous about speaking out publicly, Read More

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Whistleblower Claims CDC Contractor’s Failure to Follow COVID-19 Rules Resulted in Worker Getting Sick

Brianna Flores, a 22-year-old woman from Mississippi, began working at a Maximus call center this spring in a position where she would be giving callers coronavirus guidelines coming directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She had been unemployed, and was excited to find a place hiring in the middle of the Read More

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Fired Detroit Nurse Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Hospital Alleging Poor Working Conditions, Wrongful Termination

A Detroit nurse was fired after posting a video on Facebook discussing the working conditions at her place of employment, Sinai Grace hospital. Now she has sued the hospital seeking reinstatement and improved working conditions. In the video, Kenisa Barkai shows the personal protective equipment she was required to wear, and hospital officials claimed it Read More

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New York Nurses Union Sues Over Poor COVID-19 Working Conditions

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) filed three lawsuits, alleging failures on the part of several healthcare entities to protect nurses in COVID-19 wards. The defendants in the suit were the New York State Department of Health and a pair of New York hospitals: Westchester Medical Center and Monteflore Medical Center. The three lawsuits Read More

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