December 18, 2017

Whistleblower Who Reported Asbestos Violations Awarded Damages

Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York released a judgment that awarded an asbestos whistleblower damages for “unlawful retaliation” by his former employer. The lawsuit was based on the worker’s allegation that his employer, an Albany demolition company fired, threatened and sued him for having reported to the [...]
July 27, 2017

National Day Recognizes Whistleblowers Who Report Illegal Activities

When an employee chooses to expose dishonest or illegal activities of their employer, they become known as a “whistleblower.” On July 30, 1778, the Founding Fathers of our country passed the Whistleblower Protection Law for those who are willing to step forward and bring these activities to light. On the same date in 2015, several [...]
May 26, 2014

Whistleblowers Protected from Retaliating Employers

by Brayton Purcell LLPMar 26, 2014Whistleblowing Many people believe that America is the land of the free – a place where someone can buy their own land, build their own home, and even start their own business. Citizens are encouraged to partake in free enterprises, but some take advantage of the systems put in place [...]
May 20, 2014

UCLA Pays Whistleblower $10 Million in Retaliation Case

Many individuals who witness their employer break the law or take part in misconduct in other ways are afraid to step forward and speak out against any wrong-doing. The main fears are losing one’s job or being retaliated against in another manner for their actions. Despite these fears, there are some whistleblowers who are coming forward to report wrong-doing and hold those who do not follow the law accountable for their actions. Speaking up can have its benefits, too. Recently, the University of California regents agreed to settle with the former chairman of UCLA’s orthopedic surgery department $10 million after his actions […]