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Supreme Court to Hear Whistleblower Retaliation Case

The Supreme Court is set to hear on Nov. 28 a case that could determine whether corporate whistleblowers have the same job protections against retaliation when they report concerns about their employers’ misconduct only to their employers as they do …

Complaint from Whistleblower Targets California Utility Regulator

The former chief administrative law judge at California’s powerful utility regulator said this week she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into collusion between regulators and executives from Pacific Gas & Electric. Karen Valentia Clopton announced that she’s filing …

Fired OSHA Whistleblower Claims Investigator Turns Whistleblower

A fired U.S. whistleblower investigator says his old employer didn’t take whistleblowers seriously enough. So he’s lodging a complaint — with the same ex-employer he claims doesn’t take whistleblower allegations seriously enough. Darrell Whitman was an investigator for the Labor …

Judge Awards $1.9M to Medical Clinic Whistleblower in Pacific Northwest

The former chief financial officer of a chain of medical clinics in Washington and Idaho has been awarded $1.9 million after claiming he was fired for refusing to file fabricated financial reports. Gregg Becker was the CFO of Rockwood Clinic, …

Oregon Woman Sues Nursing Home that Axed Her After Reporting Neglect

A former employee of a Portland, Ore. nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the facility for $575,000, alleging she was fired in 2014 for reporting that a patient had been wounded because of neglectful care. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Stacy …

OSHA Launches Expedited Whistleblower Review Pilot in Western Region

The U.S. Department of Labor is launching a pilot process in its Western region called the “Expedited Case Processing Pilot,” which enables a complainant covered by certain statutes to ask the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to cease its investigation …

Worker Claims Retaliation over Asbestos Report at Wyoming’s Old Faithful Inn

A maintenance worker at Yellowstone National Park in Montana said a park concession company retaliated against him after he reported that he and five other employees were exposed to asbestos at a more than century-old lodge. Jon Kline told The …

Alaska Flight Company Ordered to Compensate Whistleblower Pilot

A federal agency has ordered an Alaska flight service company to compensate and rehire a pilot fired after reporting safety concerns four years ago. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it’s ordering Homer-based Bald Mountain Air …

UK Insurers & Banks Must Appoint Whistleblower ‘Champion’ in UK Rules

UK banks and insurers must appoint a senior manager to “champion” internal whistleblowers as regulators attempt to protect tipsters who come forward with evidence of illegal conduct. The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority published the rules Tuesday, …

Georgia City Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit From Ex-Deputy Coroner

The City of Augusta, Ga., has settled a whistleblower suit against a former deputy coroner who said he was retaliated against for reporting that the coroner was stealing money and property from dead people. The Augusta Chronicle reported July 8 …