Whistleblower Law Blog

888-826-5260
Whistleblower Law Blog header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Wrongful Discharge'

ARB Makes It Harder to Justify Firing Nuclear Whistleblower

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) once again extended a long-running whistleblower case, clarifying the high standard an employer must meet to avoid liability for firing an employee who expressed safety concerns in a nuclear plant.

[Read more →]

Tags: Department of Labor ARB · Retaliation · Whistleblower Protection · Wrongful Discharge

Panel Finds Whistleblower Retaliation Against WMATA Employee Who Reported Technology Project

December 17th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetPublic records obtained by a nonprofit website- Government Attic, reveal that the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Whistleblower Retaliation Hearing Panel found that a former employee who blew the whistle on a troubled technology project was the victim of retaliation. This case is the first case since the panel was formed in 2010 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Wrongful Discharge

Nuclear Whistleblower Files ERA Lawsuit against Energy Northwest

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments

TweetDave Sanders, former assistant maintenance manager for the Energy Northwest Columbia Generating Station, filed suit on October 25, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington under the whistleblower provision of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1978 (ERA).  Sanders alleges that Energy Northwest retaliated against him for questioning the nuclear power […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Wrongful Discharge

Trial Begins Next Month for Hollywood Effects Artist Alleging that Ascent Media Group Terminated His Employment Because He Reported Workplace Drug Use by Its Creative Director

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments

TweetAndrew MacDonald, an award-winning visual effects director, will go to trial next month in Los Angeles Superior Court against Ascent Media Group (AMG). MacDonald alleges that in 2009 he was terminated after he reported to AMG management “open and notorious drug abuse at the office during working hours” by then-AMG creative director Alex Frisch, best […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Retaliation · Wrongful Discharge

Real Estate Management Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 to Settle OSHA Allegations of Illegally Terminating Maintenance Employee for Raising Safety Concerns Regarding Asbestos

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetEarlier this month, CMM Realty Inc., a real estate management company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, entered a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act’s whistleblower provision when it terminated a maintenance worker who raised safety and environmental […]

[Read more →]

Tags: OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program · Wrongful Discharge

Tennessee Mail Carrier Settles STAA Whistleblower Lawsuit after Terminating Driver for Complaining About Defective Vehicles

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetHeartland Transportation Inc., a U.S. Postal Service contract mail carrier based in Knoxville, Tennessee, has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alleging that the company violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) when it terminated an employee for complaining about defective vehicles. In August 2009, the driver […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Retaliation · Surface Transportation Assistance Act · Wrongful Discharge

Whistleblower Awarded $462,500 for Alerting U.S. Coast Guard of Major Pollution Violation

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetBaltimore, Maryland U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis has awarded Salvador Lopes, the ship’s third engineer, $462,500 for blowing the whistle on Greek ship manager Efploia Shipping Co. and Denmark-based Aquarosa Shipping. In January, both shipping companies pled guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) by intentionally releasing oil and plastic waste […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Whistleblower Protection Act · Wrongful Discharge

Interline Logistics Group LLC Ordered by OSHA to Reinstate and Pay Whistleblower Truck Driver $190,000 After He Refused to Violate Department of Transportation Regulation

March 8th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last week ordered Interline Logistics Group LLC, a trucking company headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, to reinstate a Sauk Village truck driver, and pay over $190,000 in back wages and compensatory damages for violating the whistleblower provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA). The […]

[Read more →]

Tags: OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program · Surface Transportation Assistance Act · Wrongful Discharge

Mayo Clinic Ordered by The Department of Labor to Reinstate a Courier Who Was Terminated After Complaining About the Clinic’s Vehicles

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor last week ordered Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic to reinstate James Seehusen, a former courier. The clinic terminated Seehusen after he complained that it failed to repair a broken windshield on a vehicle, perform proper daily inspections on vehicles, and require drivers to obtain proper certification in order to operate the clinic’s […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Whistleblower Protection Act · Wrongful Discharge

Rowan Business Forms Ordered by OSHA to Pay Over $83,000 for Terminating Whistleblower Truck Driver Who Reported Hazardous Conditions

February 21st, 2012 · No Comments

TweetLast week the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered Rowan Business Forms, a Salisbury, North Carolina-based commercial printing company, to reinstate and pay over $83,000 in back wages and compensatory damages to a former truck driver after OSHA found reasonable cause to believe that Rowan violated the whistleblower provision of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Retaliation · Surface Transportation Assistance Act · Wrongful Discharge

Former BP Employee is Terminated After Refusing to Alter Data About the Progress of Clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

February 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetFormer BP employee August Walter filed suit  in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana last week, alleging that the oil company violated the Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower Statute when it terminated Walter after he refused to alter data related to the progress of clean-up for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Walter, a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Wrongful Discharge

OSHA Awards $99K to Environmental Whistleblower

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) awarded $99,000 to Gy Bennar, a former Head Greens Keeper at an Oklahoma golf course, for blowing the whistle on illegal wastewater treatment practices. Southwestern Oklahoma Development Authority (“SWODA”) managed the public golf course. Over the course of four years, Bennar allegedly witnessed SWODA using water from […]

[Read more →]

Tags: OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program · Retaliation · Wrongful Discharge

DC Federal Court Holds Employee Reporting Wrongdoing Can Proceed with Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Tweet On September 12, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Jonathon Myers can proceed with his wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer, Alutiiq International Solutions, LLC, and his former supervisors.  Myers reported to several supervisors an inappropriate romantic relationship between another supervisor, George Bailey, and an employee, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Wrongful Discharge

Former Pillar Enterprises Employee Alleges Wrongful Discharge for Refusing to Use or Sell Drugs at Work

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetTerry Harden, a client of The Employment Law Group® law firm, is suing his Connecticut employer Berlin Steel Construction Co. and its Virginia steel fabricator subsidiary Pillar Enterprises for allowing plant manager Randy Glass to promote illegal drug use at work and favor drug-using employees over those who refuse to use drugs.  In the complaint […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Wrongful Discharge