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Former Bus Driver Sues WMATA for Wrongful Termination and Harassment

A former bus driver for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming she was harassed by supervisors and then terminated after reporting the behavior. The bus driver, Khadija Able, first began driving for WMATA in 2012. She claims to have endured repeated harassment over the course Read More

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Department of Education Accused of Whistleblower Retaliation After Threatening to Suspend Employee who Reported Budget Data

The United States Education Department proposed this September to suspend a budget analyst for five days after she provided information to The Washington Post about the Trump administration’s 2017 budget before it was officially released. The attorney for Rebecca Delaney, the analyst in question, claims the suspension would amount to whistleblower retaliation. Are disclosures to Read More

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OSHA to Begin Handling TFA Whistleblower Complaints

On September 11, the United States Department of Labor announced any whistleblower complaints submitted under the Taxpayer First Act (TFA) would now be handled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The TFA was implemented along with a large-scale IRS reform bill passed in July 2018. Among other things, the Act created the opportunity Read More

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OSHA Provides Five-Point Guidelines to Prevent Whistleblower Retaliation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a set of recommendations to help companies prevent whistleblower retaliation from occurring in their workplaces. The agency suggests training all employees about their right to report any such issues that arise to OSHA or another appropriate agency. It also encourages employers to implement programs that allow employees Read More

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Former CCO Files Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Against National Holdings Corp

A former Chief Compliance Officer for National Holdings Corp. claims she was fired after 16 years of working for the brokerage firm after she began investigating allegations of insider trading against executives, including Chairman and CEO Michael Mullen. The lawsuit names a total of 12 defendants plus a pair of businesses owned and operated by Read More

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O’Reilly Auto Sued by EEOC Over Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Incidents

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit against O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc. (DBA O’Reilly Auto Parts), alleging the company routinely subjected female employees at a store in Orlando to sexual harassment and that it retaliated against one of the employees who spoke up, forcing her to quit. The lawsuit alleges a Read More

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Federal Judge Denies Request to Drop Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Against CVS Caremark

A federal judge has denied a request by Aetna to drop a whistleblower lawsuit against CVS Caremark that alleges the company overbilled Medicare to the tune of more than $1 billion for prescription drugs. Aetna is the insurance company that recently merged with CVS, and it has been embroiled in a legal battle to dismiss Read More

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UC-Irvine Surgeon Wins $2 Million Whistleblower Retaliation Case

A jury in Orange County, California, recently awarded $2 million to a neurosurgeon from the University of California-Irvine who alleged that the university system’s Board of Regents and the former dean of the UCI School of Medicine wrongfully retaliated against him after he filed a grievance against his supervisors. The lawsuit took nearly three years Read More

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Florida Prison Whistleblower Claims to be Victim of Retaliation

A whistleblower who reported abuse and poor conditions at prisons across the state of Florida now claims to have been a victim of retaliation as he fights against his termination. Correctional Officer Tim Butler first shared his knowledge of the conditions of Florida prisons four years ago anonymously, but says some higher-ups suspected it had Read More

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Whistleblower Files Lawsuit Against Community College District over Construction Bonds

Several years ago, voters approved a $3.3 billion construction bond for the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest two-year college system in the United States. Now, the bond is the subject of a massive whistleblower lawsuit. David Salazar, who was to oversee the bond program when he arrived at the district two years ago, Read More

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