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Top-10 Tips For Would-Be Whistleblowers

Posted  08/24/18
There are numerous laws that protect whistleblowers. Many whistleblower reward laws and other whistleblower protection laws provide protections to whistleblowers from retaliation – through firings, demotions, or other adverse employee actions – for reporting misconduct. Becoming a whistleblower can be a difficult ordeal. The laws protecting whistleblowers have vastly improved. But the risk of retaliation or some form of estrangement, alienation, or even blacklisting remains very real. A whistleblower may...

Barclays CEO fined over whistleblower retaliation; Constantine Cannon partner weighs in

Posted  05/14/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Jes Staley, the CEO of the world’s 15th largest bank, has been fined over £640k by Britain’s financial regulators for trying to uncover the identity of an anonymous whistleblower. The fine represents under 15% of Staley’s 2016 compensation. The bank also retroactively decreased Staley’s 2016 bonus by £500k. The total £1.14M represents about a quarter of Staley’s 2016 compensation. Additionally, regulators decided not to...

The Former Khmer Rouge Slave Who Became a Whistleblower Against Wells Fargo

Posted  03/26/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The New York Times reports on former Wells Fargo employee Duke Tran who blew the whistle on the company for allegedly being ordered to lie to customers who were facing foreclosure in 2014. Mr. Tran was fired from his job at Wells Fargo and since then has been locked in a four-year legal battle with the company alleging he was fired as retaliation for...

Career HUD Official Alleges She Was Demoted for Rejecting Secretary Ben Carson’s Office Redecoration as Too Costly

Posted  02/28/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Helen Foster, former chief administrative officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has filed a complaint against the agency alleging that she was demoted for refusing to “find money” beyond the legal $5,000 limit for redecorating Secretary Carson’s office. Secretary Carson assumed office in March 2017, having previously disavowed any intention to join President Trump’s cabinet, citing his own lack of...

Dodd-Frank's Anti-Retaliation Protections Apply Only to Whistleblowers Who Report to the SEC

Posted  02/23/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a 9-0 opinion by Justice Ginsburg, the Supreme Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act do not extend to employees who have reported internally but extend only to employees who have reported suspected securities law violations to the SEC. The Supreme Court's decision reversed the Ninth Circuit, and resolved a longtime circuit split....

DOJ Catch of the Week -- AnMed Health

Posted  09/29/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to AnMed Health. On Wednesday, the South Carolina-based hospital agreed to pay more than $7 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false Medicare claims for a variety of services, including radiation oncology services, emergency department services, and clinic services. See DOJ Press Release. According to the government, AnMed violated...

August 7, 2017

Mary Inman appeared as a special guest on RAC Monitor's "Monitor Monday" radio broadcast Whistleblowers Allege the Suppression of Complaints at United Healthcare to talk about the recent unsealing of a whistleblower lawsuit accusing United Health Services, Inc. of hiding patients’ complaints of misconduct in order to improperly boost its Star ratings and receive undeserved performance bonuses from CMS.
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