Fischer Legal Group
Don’t go it alone - call us today.
Phone Icon 212-577-9231

Whistleblower Protection Archives

New protections for VA whistleblowers

President Trump has signed into law legislation that strengthens whistleblower protections at the VA. The legislation is called the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection, named after a 38-year-old Wisconsin psychologist who was fired (and then committed suicide) after having revealed that the Tomah VA facility had been overprescribing opioid medications to veterans.

Study: Aggressive production goals lead to unethical behavior

A new study published in the journal Organization Science, says that high-pressure production goals within companies often set the stage for ethics violations and misconduct.

New whistleblower protections for federal workers pass Congress

A bill strengthening whistleblower protections for federal employees has unanimously passed the House after passing the Senate in May. It now heads to President Trump's desk for signing or veto.

Whistleblower Case Brought by Fischer Legal Group Settles for $13 Million

The Attorney General for the State of New York settled a New York State False Claims Act qui tam action, brought by Andrea Fischer, and handled by Andrea Fischer and Audrey Schechter of Fischer Legal Group, on behalf of its client whistleblower, against Port Authority food vendors.

Wells Fargo says it has hired back 1,780 employees after scandal

In prepared congressional testimony, Wells Fargo & Co. CEO Tim Sloan recently said that the company has rehired 1,780 employees who had quit or were fired after the bank's phony accounts scandal. Around 5,300 employees were fired after taking part in the creation of accounts without customers' knowledge. Wells Fargo says that many others quit or were pushed aside. Some were fired for blowing the whistle on illegal conduct.

Worker's whistleblower suit vs. Bank of the Internet moves ahead

A former employee of the Bank of the Internet claims he saw wrongful conduct occur at BofI between his hiring in 2013 and his firing in June 2015. He cited over a dozen examples of wrongful conduct of a serious nature.

Wells Fargo to pay $577,500 to fired fake-account whistleblower

There has been a major development in the case of Wells Fargo and the harsh incentives it allegedly put in place to encourage its private bankers to open fraudulent accounts. A former branch manager in Pomona, California, was fired after she brought forward concerns about conduct that she reasonably believed constituted mail, wire and bank fraud to her superiors.

Supreme Court to rule on how Dodd-Frank affects whistleblowers

The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that it will review the application of the Dodd-Frank Act to whistleblowing activity in the financial sector. The vice president of a San Francisco-based company was fired when he told senior management at his firm that his supervisor had apparently done away with some internal controls, which violated securities law.

What exactly is a Qui Tam lawsuit?

If you've become concerned that your employer or a coworker is committing Medicaid or Medicare fraud, you may have done online research and come across the term "Qui Tam." Many times, employees discover cases of fraud are handled internally by Qui Tam lawsuits. In these cases, a whistleblower, such as yourself, who has noticed billing fraud, takes legal steps to put an end to the fraudulent practices. Unless your company offers a confidential whistleblower line to report these kinds of fraud, you may not have any options for handling it within the business.

Whistleblowers, don't blow your chance for restitution

Throughout your life, you likely had individuals tell you to report any wrongdoing you may have witnessed. As you got older, you may have found this action more difficult, as certain circumstances made you question whether you should make someone else's actions known. However, when it comes to an employer carrying out unlawful practices, filing a claim may help correct wrongs that could hurt many individuals and entities.

Get Started

End Your Stress Contact The Firm

Call our law firm today at 212-577-9231 or fill out the form to schedule a confidential consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Fischer Legal Group
1745 Broadway
Suite 1700
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-577-9231
Map & Directions