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Knoxville Police Whistleblower Claims Retaliation Lead to Resignation

A former law enforcement officer with the Knoxville Police Department in Tennessee claims his department retaliated against him after he filed a complaint about vulgar roll call videos and various other examples of inappropriate behavior within the department. He ultimately resigned as a result of the alleged retaliation. The officer. Lt. Travis Brasfield, submitted a […]

First FCA Payout Over Cybersecurity Goes to Cisco Whistleblower

Cisco Systems Inc. recently agreed to a significant settlement after a whistleblower filed a lawsuit claiming the company improperly sold video surveillance software that had known weaknesses to federal and state government agencies. The case marks the very first time a False Claims Act resulted in a payout over failure to adhere to proper cybersecurity […]

Secret Siri Recordings Revealed by Whistleblower

Owners of iPhones are suddenly reconsidering the way they use the Siri feature thanks to a recent whistleblower report published in the Guardian. According to the report, contractors who were hired for quality control purposes were able to hear private recordings Siri made accidentally, including business deals, medical appointments, illegal drug sales and sexual intercourse. […]

$35 Million Settlement Reached in Wells Fargo Overtime Case

A potential $35 million settlement between Wells Fargo & Co. and a number of current and former employees received preliminary approval by a federal judge. The settlement stems from a case filed in October 2016, in which current and former employees claim they were not being paid overtime while working outside of standard bank hours. […]

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 […]

Former Goldman Sachs Executive Alleges Homophobia Reason for His Termination

A former executive for Goldman Sachs alleges he was subjected to homophobic harassment and that anti-gay views from his superiors were the primary reason for his termination. The claimant is William Littleton, who has filed a whistleblower lawsuit in the state of New York. According to his complaint, he had reported the consistent teasing and […]

Federal Judge Rules Alabama Burger King Franchisee Illegally Blocked Worker from Taking FMLA Leave

A federal judge ruled a Burger King franchisee in Alabama illegally prevented a former employee from taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The employee in question, LaShondra Moore, worked at the restaurant in Mobile, Alabama. In February 2017, she received a call from her mom’s doctor, telling her that her mother […]

Informatica to Pay Nearly $22 Million to Settle Allegations of FCA Violations

Informatica, a provider of cloud and data services, recently agreed to pay a $21.57 million settlement in a case that alleged the company overcharged the government by providing false or misleading information on its sales practices. According to information released by the U.S. Department of Justice, the company allegedly knowingly provided this false information on […]

CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award Worth Approximately $1.5 Million

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a brand-new whistleblower award worth approximately $1.5 million would be paid out to a whistleblower who filed a claim through the agency’s whistleblower compensation program. Per CFTC policy, no information was provided about the whistleblower’s identity or the case they helped resolve, other than to say the whistleblower’s […]

Common Issues for Businesses in HR Investigations

The timeliness and efficiency of internal investigations performed by human resources professionals are crucial to help companies act appropriately when they face allegations of wrongdoing. In addition, establishing an efficient and fair internal complaint resolution process will make it much more likely that employees will come forward with information on potential wrongdoing when they have […]

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