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6 Ways Whistleblowers Can Protect Themselves

March 15 2016 For government agencies and regulators seeking to deter and punish instances of fraud, corruption and other wrongdoing that threaten the public…

6 Whistleblower Don'ts Every Employee Should Know

July 6 2016 If you have blown the whistle on wrongdoing by your employer, there is a wealth of good advice about what you should do if you face retaliation. But…

Tech Companies Settle Age Bias Suits

August 26 2019 Recent settlements of age discrimination suits filed against major tech companies highlight a growing effort in the last few years to combat age…

Victims of Anonymous Online Harassment Suffer Serious Consequences

January 30 2018 With the rise of #MeToo, social media and the internet have been used as a powerful tool for empowering those who have experienced sexual harassment…

Military Cannot Discriminate Against HIV-Positive Servicemembers, Court Rules

April 2 2019 LGBTQ+ advocates recently won a major victory in a lawsuit challenging discrimination in the military on the basis of HIV status. On February 15…

Strong Whistleblower Protections Are Vital During Covid-19

April 24 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, we are now more than ever relying on our governments and health-care providers to take unprecedented action to save…

Virginia Takes Major Step Forward in Protecting Whistleblowers

April 17 2020 This past weekend on April 11, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law HB798 (“VA Whistleblower Protection Law”), strengthening…

Lessons from Amazon’s Termination of a Warehouse Worker who Protested about Unsafe Conditions

April 13 2020 Amazon’s recent stunning and outrageous decision to fire an employee who protested unsafe conditions at a Staten Island warehouse highlights many…

Renewed Importance of False Claims Act Enforcement Under the CARES Act

April 10 2020 The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq. (“FCA”), is one of the federal Government’s most powerful tools for recovering fraudulently obtained…

DC Circuit Highlights Potential Conflict Between Union Protections and Antidiscrimination Law

March 24 2020 On December 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit remanded a decision to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) in which the…