Anti-Retaliation Provisions

Pennsylvania Hospital Faces False Claims Act, Wrongful Retaliation Allegations

In a False Claims Act and wrongful retaliation lawsuit filed earlier this year, a former Montgomery County laboratory technician is making startling allegations against Abington Hospital and its administration, including the assertion that she was unfairly threatened with termination following her decision to expose alleged billing discrepancies. The cause of action, which [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:47:16+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Know Your Rights as a Whistleblower: Workplace Anti-Retaliation Rules

Making the decision to come forward as a whistleblower often takes both courage and gumption. The negative consequences that have faced whistleblowers range from unkindness to threats of violence – and everything in between. For whistleblowers planning to expose fraud in the workplace, many fear that their decision to expose [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:25:16+00:00 July 18th, 2014|False Claims Act Information|

OSHA Whistleblower to Receive $820,000 Reward

After a long four-year legal battle against his former employer, a whistleblower has finally received justice. Bob Whitmore, a former Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employee, alleged he was terminated from his position within the government agency after publicly criticizing its response to companies who under report workplace injuries. As a result of this [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:14:13+00:00 June 26th, 2013|False Claims Act Legal News|

Bill to Extend Whistleblower Protections to Offshore Oil and Gas Workers

During the last decade, alarming numbers of offshore oil and gas facilities have been found in violation of industry or federal laws, putting worker safety and the environment at risk. Currently, there are no whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions protecting offshore oil and gas facilities workers. As a result, vast numbers of these employees have kept silent [...]

By | 2018-08-21T14:50:02+00:00 June 17th, 2013|False Claims Act Legal News|

Court Rules Employee is Entitled to Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections

Setting an important precedent for all SEC whistleblowers, a district court recently issued a ruling concerning the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. Last month, the court ruled that whistleblowers need not report incidents of fraud directly to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to [...]

By | 2018-08-01T12:47:11+00:00 June 14th, 2013|SEC Fraud|