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Surgeon Claims Retaliation After Blowing the Whistle on Colleague

A Cincinnati surgeon has filed a lawsuit against the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, claiming he was retaliated against when he raised concerns about a colleague’s fitness. Dr. Charles Mehlman claims he was targeted by hospital leadership and two other doctors who served on the “professional provider evaluation committee” after he spoke out. Case background Read More

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Connecticut Professor Wins Whistleblower Claim Against Business School

A Connecticut professor, who was not reappointed after he raised labor practice concerns, was recently awarded over $735,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit. The University of Connecticut School of Business violated labor laws, as well as their own policy against retaliation. Case background Luke Weinstein accepted a director and assistant professor position at the University of Read More

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AstraZeneca Whistleblower Sues for Age Discrimination and Retaliation

A former AstraZeneca sales manager—and current whistleblower—is suing the company for age discrimination and retaliation. Suzanne Ivie claims that AstraZeneca fired her after she refused to participate in an off-label marketing scheme, and discriminated against her due to her age. Case background 51-year-old Ivie was fired in 2019, after working 19 years with AstraZeneca. During Read More

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JP Morgan Attorney’s Workplace Retaliation Suit Moves Forward

Shaquala Williams, a former compliance attorney at JP Morgan, has sued the company for retaliation after she raised misconduct concerns. The bank filed a motion for summary judgement, alleging Williams was terminated due to poor performance. A New York federal judge denied summary judgement, and the trial will begin this November. Case background Williams’ suit Read More

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Law Firm’s Products Liability Chair Sued for Sexual Harassment of Subordinate

The products liability chair at Buchalter APC, a law firm in Los Angeles, California, has been sued for sexually harassing and verbally abusing a subordinate. Karen Hurdle, a legal analyst and later senior legal administrator of products liability, alleges the firm was aware of the harassing coworker’s actions, but chose to protect him instead. Case Read More

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North Carolina Bob Evans Manager Files Age Discrimination Suit

Tip Williams, a 57-year old Bob Evans general manager with 30 years of service, has filed an age discrimination suit against the company. Williams alleges that Bob Evans Restaurants LLC engaged in age discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation. Case background Williams complained to the company that workers in their 50s and 60s were shunted aside Read More

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Former Boston Public Schools Administrator Claims She Was Pushed Out of Her Position After Reporting ESL Concerns

The former administrator of Boston Public Schools who was in charge of English learning claims she was pushed to resign from her position because she was threatened by the district to be fired. She claims these threats came in response to her repeatedly voiced concerns over the district not putting English learners in classes specifically Read More

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Firefighter Succeeds in Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Against U.S. Forest Service

A judge awarded a former U.S. Forest Service firefighter $115,000 in back pay, siding with the firefighter in his whistleblower retaliation claim against the Forest Service. The firefighter, Pedro Rios, claimed the agency “blackballed” him for publicly speaking out against the agency’s loose COVID-19 safety protocols during the height of the pandemic.The decision from the Read More

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Former Sacramento Fire Chief Sues CIty for Wrongful Termination

The former chief of the Sacramento Fire Department, Gary Loesch, recently filed a $10 million wrongful termination suit against the city, claiming he was deliberately exposed to COVID-19 as a form of retaliation. Case background A former employee had filed a complaint against Loesch, which included several claims of harassment and discrimination based on age, Read More

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Former VP of State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers Claims to Have Been Forced Out for Whistleblowing

Sg. David “Kawika” Hallums of the Honolulu Police Department said he was removed almost immediately after being sworn in as the vice president of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) because he was a whistleblower. Hallums allegedly received a resignation letter upon being sworn in, and was pressured by other board members Read More

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