Two welders who raised safety complaints at Armstrong Coal Company have faced retaliation for speaking up. Reuben Shemwell was fired in September 2011 under the pretext that he was excessively using his cellphone while on the job. Shemwell filed a
This past Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that whistleblower protections do not only apply to publicly traded companies, but to subcontractors that do business with these companies as well. Under this ruling, two whistleblowers who brought up concerns about
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief operating officer declared that the agency’s new guidelines for e-mail monitoring will protect the rights of whistleblowers in order to communicate concerns to Congress and other entities of relevance. In past occasions, the
A whistleblower was recently awarded $14 million from the Securities and Exchange Commission for exposing fraud; this set a record for the largest award given to a whistleblower. The scheme that the whistleblower exposed involved two Chicago companies convincing foreign
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Donna Busche, a whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has recently been fired. Hanford has been a site for nuclear weapons production since the 1940s and has 53 million gallons of nuclear waste stored in underground tanks. Busche was an