A Pfizer Whistle-Blower Is Awarded $1.4 Million

A federal jury has awarded $1.37 million in damages to a former Pfizer scientist who claimed she was sickened by a genetically engineered virus at a company laboratory and then fired for raising safety concerns. The case, which was decided Thursday, has raised questions about the safety of workers in the biotechnology industry and about … Continue reading A Pfizer Whistle-Blower Is Awarded $1.4 Million

OSHA Orders Tennessee Commerce Bank to Reinstate Whistleblower, Pay $1 Million

OSHA has ordered Tennessee Commerce Bank in Nashville, Tenn., to reinstate a former corporate officer and pay more than $1 million in back wages, interest, attorney's fees, compensatory damages and other relief. The department found the bank had fired the individual in violation of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. “Sarbanes-Oxley … Continue reading OSHA Orders Tennessee Commerce Bank to Reinstate Whistleblower, Pay $1 Million

Illinois Railroads Ordered to Pay Employee Fired for Reporting Work Injury

OSHA has ordered the Illinois Central Railroad Co. and the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad, both headquartered in Homewood, Ill., to pay a former railroad employee more than $80,000 in back wages, compensatory damages, and attorney's fees. The agency investigated the employee's allegation that the railroads terminated his employment in retaliation for reporting a work-related … Continue reading Illinois Railroads Ordered to Pay Employee Fired for Reporting Work Injury