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Union Pacific Ordered To Reinstate Worker Fired After Reporting Injury

Union Pacific Ordered To Reinstate Worker Fired After Reporting Injury

Railroad company to pay $85,000 in damages

Union Pacific Co. has been ordered to reinstate an employee who, in violation of whistleblower protection laws, was fired after reporting an injury. Read More »

Playboy Must Pay $6 Million to Whistleblower Who Refused to Embezzle Staff Bonuses

Playboy Must Pay $6 Million to Whistleblower Who Refused to Embezzle Staff Bonuses

30-year employee also alleged age discrimination victim

Former accounting executive Catherine Zulfer is receiving what may be the largest payout ever under a 2002 whistleblower protection law. Read More »

Employee Claims Famous Buffet Chain Serves Dumpster Food

Employee Claims Famous Buffet Chain Serves Dumpster Food

Whistleblower posted a video purporting to show nasty practices at a Golden Corral. Read More »

9 Famous Whistle-Blowers: Where Are They Now?

9 Famous Whistle-Blowers: Where Are They Now?

It's one of the big questions concerning Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker and National Security Agency whistle-blower: What next? While legal experts debate whether he will be extradited from Hong Kong, where he's hiding out, and how much jail time he could face, AOL Jobs decided to glean some insight... Read More »

Obama Signs Whistle-Blower Protection Law

Obama Signs Whistle-Blower Protection Law

WASHINGTON -- During President Obama's first term as president, Obama was criticized often for his tough stance against government whistle-blowers. The administration charged six people under the 1917 Espionage Act -- more than all past presidencies combined. "Leaks that favor the president are shoveled out... Read More »

Elizabeth Jacobson, Wells Fargo Whistle-Blower, Claims Bank Retaliated By Foreclosing On Her

Elizabeth Jacobson, Wells Fargo Whistle-Blower, Claims Bank Retaliated By Foreclosing On Her

Blowing the whistle on your employer will always be a scary proposition for workers. Read More »

Organ Donor Network Used 'Atrocious' Practices, Former Worker Claims

Organ Donor Network Used 'Atrocious' Practices, Former Worker Claims

Organ donors provide a potential lifeline to patients with failing hearts, kidneys and other body parts. But in the back of many potential organ donors' minds is the nagging concern that the harvesting of organs will begin before there's a certainty that they are dead. Yet that is the explosive charge... Read More »

Does It Finally Pay To Be A Whistleblower?

Does It Finally Pay To Be A Whistleblower?

The news has been filled lately with stories about whistleblowers getting staggeringly big pay outs for exposing wrong-doing at their workplaces. On Tuesday, Associated Press reported that former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld got what may be the largest award ever -- $104 million from the Internal Revenue... Read More »

Norfolk Southern Forced To Pay Two Whistleblowers $932,000

Norfolk Southern Forced To Pay Two Whistleblowers $932,000

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Labor has found Norfolk Southern Railway Co. violated federal whistleblower protections in the dismissals of 2 employees who reported workplace injuries. Read More »

Railroad Workers, Fired For Reporting Injuries, Awarded $802,000, Feds Rule

Railroad Workers, Fired For Reporting Injuries, Awarded $802,000, Feds Rule

If you work in a dangerous industry, you know injuries are a risk. You probably don't expect, however, that getting fired for reporting your injury is a risk too. But this week the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a railroad operator $802,000 for allegedly doing just that -- not... Read More »

Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

By Yuri Kageyama TOKYO (AP) -- Former Olympus Corp. Chief Executive Michael Woodford will receive 10 million pounds (1.2 billion yen, $15.4 million) in a settlement over his dismissal from the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker. Olympus also announced it will cut nearly 3,000 jobs. Read More »

Christian Doctor Allegedly Fired For Emailing A Prayer

Christian Doctor Allegedly Fired For Emailing A Prayer

A Christian doctor in the U.K. says he was fired for texting "Have a peaceful Christmas" to a colleague, emailing a prayer to hospital staff, and refusing to "refrain from using religious references in his professional communications verbal or written." David Drew was the pediatric clinical director at... Read More »

Bank Of America Told To Pay Whistleblower $930,000

Bank Of America Told To Pay Whistleblower $930,000

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America has been ordered to pay a former employee $930,000 for violating federal whistleblower protection laws. Read More »

What Can I Get If I Win A Case Against My Employer?

What Can I Get If I Win A Case Against My Employer?

Most employment cases aren't going to be those big headline multimillion dollar awards. Usually, if you're lucky, you might recover lost wages and benefits. Very few cases result in big money for the former employee, so don't assume you have a winning lottery ticket as soon as a coworker makes a racist or... Read More »

New Rules Offer Big Cash Awards to Whistleblowers

New Rules Offer Big Cash Awards to Whistleblowers

By Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer Whistleblowers who report corporate fraud or other misconduct to the government could receive sizable cash awards under new rules adopted Wednesday by federal regulators. Tipsters would be eligible if they give the Securities and Exchange Commission information that... Read More »

Whistleblowers Can Earn Up to Seven Figures

Whistleblowers Can Earn Up to Seven Figures

Whistleblowers are making six and even seven figures. They're earning that from the Internal Revenue Service, hedge funds, private equity firms, arbitration panels, and lawsuits. Not too long ago whistleblowers, no matter how noble their intentions, usually only suffered for their efforts. The saying was: The... Read More »

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