Utah Whistleblower Hotline

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Eighth Circuit – Wrongful termination claims by Airline whistleblower are not preempted by ADA

In Watson v. Air Methods Corp., No. 15-1900, the Eighth Circuit made clear that the whistleblower protections within the federal Airline Deregulation Act (“the ADA”) do not preclude state claims for wrongful termination.  The case involved an in-flight air medic who made several complaints to his employer regarding FAA safety violations, and was later fired.

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Basic information for whistleblowers

A whistleblower case is usually brought by ordinary people who refuse to hide wrongdoing or fraud.

Whistleblowers play an important role in keeping the public safe from unscrupulous companies or individuals. Even so, there are misconceptions about what, and who, whistleblowers are and what constitutes a whistleblower case. What is a whistleblower? In general, a whistleblower…
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