Whistleblower Awarded $4.5M for Reporting Internally and to SEC Within 120 Days. Exposing Misconduct.


Whistleblower Awarded $4.5M for Reporting Internally and to SEC Within 120 Days

May 24, 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a $4.5 million whistleblower award, the first given under a provision incentivizing employees to submit allegations to the agency within 120 days of internal reporting. Friday’s award is the latest in a series of massive whistleblower awards, and not just from the SEC. During one week in March, whistleblowers in unrelated cases received $86 […]

Jury awards $8.6 million in LAPD whistleblower-retaliation suit

May 21, 2019

A jury on Tuesday awarded $8.6 million to an LAPD bloodhound handler and his former colleague, who both said they suffered a backlash for coming forward to say that their unit chief sexually harassed a female member of their team and falsified overtime claims. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for a half day […]

Home care firm accused of failing to pay minimum wage

May 19, 2019

A firm supplying hundreds of home carers has been accused of failing to pay workers for travel time between appointments, meaning they earn less than the minimum wage, a Guardian investigation can reveal. Whistleblowers allege that Nationwide Care Services, which has eight branches across the Midlands employing more than 400 staff, does not pay its […]

KARE 11 Investigates: Whistleblowers say veterans are owed millions

May 15, 2019

ST PAUL, Minn — Thousands of disabled veterans nationwide are due millions of dollars in refunds on VA backed home loans, according to internal Department of Veterans Affairs records obtained by KARE 11. Despite internal warnings dating back to 2014, VA whistleblowers tell KARE 11 that top officials failed to alert veterans about refunds they […]

5 Tips for Whistleblowers in the Tech Industry

May 13, 2019

If you suspect that your company or team is engaging in some kind of malfeasance—such as mishandling user data, or engaging in financial manipulation—you might have to become a whistleblower. And that’s a big, scary role to take on; even if your assumptions about illegal activity are correct, reporting it to the proper authorities can […]

When Engineers Become Whistleblowers

May 9, 2019

“Fundamental Canon No. 1” of the American Society of Engineers states that “Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.” Most engineering societies have this principle in their codes of ethics. This duty frames the decades of struggles by conscientious engineers—whether employees or consultants—who strive to balance professional ethics with occupational survival. Compared to […]

CFTC Announces Approximately 15 Million Whistleblower Award

May 6, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced a whistleblower award of approximately $1.5 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower.  The CFTC granted the whistleblower’s award application for both a CFTC action and a related action brought by another federal regulator.  In ordering the award, the CFTC recognized the contribution of a whistleblower […]

Whistleblowers say drugmaker Mallinckrodt bribed doctors to increase sales

April 30, 2019

Two whistleblowers at a drugmaker that recently made news for a major price hike alleged the company bribed doctors to increase sales, according to CNN, citing court documents unveiled this week. The whistleblowers accused Questcor Pharmaceuticals, now Mallinckrodt, of using a “multi-tiered strategy” to boost sales of the drug H.P. Acthar Gel, used to treat a rare infant seizure […]

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