Fox News Reports that Madonna is seeking to sue the director of Raising Malawi, a foundation she established, in order to get back $3.8 million of donations intended to help build a school in Malawi.
FedSmith.com reported today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. partially reversed a district court's ruling granting summary judgment to the U.S. Agency for International Development concerning a gender discrimination case with one of its employees.
According to MCNBC, Army Secretary John McHugh recently called for disciplinary action against nine officers for failing to alert anybody about warning signs concerning a Major accused of killing 13 soldiers at Fort Hood back in Texas back in November of 2009.
Under federal law, employees are protected from retaliation after filing a complaint alleging a violation.
According to the executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center in Washington D.C., the most important factors in cases where ordinary people step up to report fraud and corruption are who you tell and what you say.
On Monday, conservative legal group Judicial Watch announced that it filed a lawsuit for sexual harassment against Florida congressman Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., on behalf of Winsome Packer, a former aide to the congressman.
Sentencing was delayed again for Scott Bloch, the former head of the federal whistleblower protection office. Bloch was removed from his post as special counsel at the United States Office of Special Counsel amid federal and congressional investigations into a coverup concerning employee discrimination lawsuits.
A recent Reuters article points out that the new Dodd-Frank financial reform measure could mean more qui tam filings and larger payments to whistleblowers.
While there are a number of ways an employer may be sued by an employee, wrongful termination and employment discrimination are two major areas employers need to be sensitive to in order to avoid costly employee lawsuits.
Publicis Groupe, the French advertising company, is facing allegations of discrimination against its employees. Women previously employed at an American division of the company have filed a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit against the company.