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Colorado to pay $280,000 to prisons whistleblower

A whistleblower formerly employed by the Colorado prison system will be paid  $280,000 to settle her complaint that the state tried to punish and silence her for her whistleblowing activities. Maureen O’Keefe, the former director of Colorado Department of Corrections’…
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Whistleblower, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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Whistleblower Recording a “Protected Activity”

A whistleblower’s surreptitious tape recording constitutes a “protected activity” under the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (“ERA”), under certain circumstances. That was the ruling of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) on September 28, 2015 after reviewing…
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“Constructive Discharge” and Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers often face hard choices if their decision to report a problem within their workplace later leads to hostility and employment discrimination. Many times, an employee experiencing workplace retaliation will feel unfairly forced into tendering their resignation. Whistleblower cases are…
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Whistleblower, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation