In the consolidated cases of Warren v. Fulton County and Colon v. Fulton County, the Georgia Supreme Court today issued an order that strengthens our state’s whistleblower statute, by clarifying whether employees of local and county governments have the same protections afforded to state employees.
The Georgia Court of Appeals had previously [...]
Nurse Katherine K. Lacoste, a 12 year employee of a New Hampshire hospital who suspected an anesthesiologist was illegally using drugs, reported her suspicions and was subsequently terminated.
Lacoste, as explained in Lawsuit says nurse turned detective, lost job, was monitoring the administration of medications at Elliott Hospital on May 24, 2011 when she [...]
Social Circle, a small town south of Atlanta, stands accused of illegally firing the Public Safety Director. Ex-Ga. Public Safety Director Files Whistleblower Suit explains that former Public Safety Director Tom Fox, claims he was fired for being a whistleblower.
Fox claims that firefighters turned in fraudulent time records and training records in order [...]
The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, in 2008. The law was named for an Alabama woman, Lilly Ledbetter, who was hired by the Goodyear Tire factory in her hometown, and became a manager, according to her website. After she had been working for years, she [...]
Cases of “whistleblowers” are always complex, because they typically involve fraud or even criminal activities, and wrongful termination.
As reported by an Oklahoma newspaper, TPS seeks to transfer ex-employee lawsuit to federal court, the Tulsa Public School system has been sued by a former employee. Cheryl Murphy claims she was terminated from her job [...]
The City of Lakeland, Georgia, has agreed to pay $250,000 to two former Chiefs of Police who brought suit under the Georgia Whistleblower Act, O.C.G.A. § 45-1-4. This is the largest reported settlement of a case brought against a municipality under the Georgia Whistleblower Act.
The complaint, brought by former Lakeland Chief of Police Robbie [...]
Click below to read and download the brief we filed today in the matter of Grantham et al. v. City of Lakeland, et al. I, along with my co-counsel Trent Coggins of Valdosta, represent Robbie Grantham and Kevin Trolinger, two Chiefs of Police who were terminated after refusing demands by Lakeland Mayor Bill Darsey to commit [...]
In the state of Georgia, “whistleblowers” are protected from retaliation by public employers. If you are employed by the state, or by any local government that receives state funding (including counties and municipalities), the law protects your right to disclose violations of law by officials in your department.
Specifically, the law provides, at O.C.G.A. [...]
Latest NewsOctober 15th, 2012