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The National Whistleblower Center Supports #MeToo Legislation

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, News, Whistleblowing Works
The National Whistleblower Center Supports #MeToo LegislationThe National Whistleblower Center, as a member of the Workplace Sexual Harassment Coalition, has signed a letter to the House of Representatives with a set of recommendations for the bipartisan bill, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, the bill aims to improve the workplace environment for Congressional staff.… Continue Reading

DOJ Recommends Dismissing “Meritless” Whistleblower Cases

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, False Claims Act, Whistleblowing Works
Department of Justice Recommends Dismissing "Meritless" Whistleblower CasesA January 10th memo released by the Department of Justice states that attorneys should consider dismissing “meritless” and “parasitic” whistleblower cases filed under the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA allows citizens to sue on the government’s behalf, should they report evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer dollars. Whistleblowers (called “relators” in this context), who file qui tam lawsuits under the FCA,… Continue Reading

Whistleblower Gives Latest Review of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook

Posted in Handbook, Whistleblowing Works
The New Whistleblowers HandbookIn the latest review of ‘The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Doing What’s Right And Protecting Yourself’, Dennis Moore, Associate Editor of East County Magazine and a whistleblower himself, sums up the book as “a crash course for potential whistleblowers… that outlines the most up-to-date laws – revealing how to qualify for rewards, how to protect yourself from retaliation, and, of course, how… Continue Reading

The Final Rule: Remember July 30th 1778

Posted in Events, Uncategorized, Whistleblowing Works
the Whistleblower’s HandbookPart of the “Quick Peek” Series, exploring the NEW edition of Stephen Kohn‘s Whistleblower’s Handbook.    Whistleblowing is the foundation of democracy. “The roots of whistleblowing can be found deep in the American dream,” declares Stephen Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center. One might think this a bold assertion, but the first recorded instance of whistleblowing happened even before our nation… Continue Reading

Rule 30 – Never Forget: Whistleblowing Works

Posted in Handbook, Whistleblowing Works
the Whistleblower’s HandbookPart of the “Quick Peek” Series, exploring the NEW edition of Stephen Kohn‘s Whistleblower’s Handbook. One mental hurdle that prevents employees who want to blow the whistle from doing so “is a nagging doubt that they are powerless. Why blow the whistle if nothing will get better?” To many, it seems that the downside, including potentially losing one’s careers, outweighs… Continue Reading

Celebrate Whistleblower Day

Posted in News, Whistleblowing Works
National Whistleblower Day celebrates the contributions of all whistleblowers. Recently, the National Whistleblower Center published a post on its Facebook page about the Senate’s Proclamation of July 30th, 2016 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. This post has received tremendous response with over 2,300 likes, 521 shares and over 300 comments. Much of the response was supportive, but others question the sincerity of… Continue Reading

National Whistleblower Center Launches New Responsive Website

Posted in News, Whistleblowing Works
National Whistleblower Center Launches New Website.Today the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) announced the launch of its newly designed website. Below is the NWC’s press release: The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is delighted to officially announce the launch of our newly designed website! Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with clear information and create an easier way to learn about the NWC’s… Continue Reading

New Website Promotes Establishment of A National Whistleblower Day

Posted in News, Publications and Resources, Whistleblowing Works
Washington, D.C. June 12, 2015. Today the National Whistleblower Center, the nation’s leading whistleblower advocacy group, launched a website promoting the establishment of a National Whistleblower Day. The website, www.nationalwhistleblowerday.org, recites the history of the world’s first ever whistleblower law which was enacted by the Continental Congress on July 30, 1778. “Recognizing the significant contributions to democracy made by whistleblowers is… Continue Reading

NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review

Posted in Whistleblowing Works
In a review posted today on the National Whistleblower Center website, the whistleblower protection advocacy group thanked it’s supporters and gave a report of the work it accomplished in 2014. The review thanks the members of the NWC’s Action Alert Network citing the actions taken by the members as resulting in several successful Action Alerts. The review listed major reports,… Continue Reading

National Whistleblowers Center’s Work Highlighted in The Washington Post’s Year-End Articles

Posted in Forensic Justice, Whistleblowing Works
The Washington Post has published year-end articles that highlight three ongoing projects of the National Whistleblower Center. In an article published on December 26, "Top 10 stories in the federal workforce in 2012", The Washington Post cited the scandal involving FDA electronic spying on its own scientists who blew the whistle on agency misconduct. The Post ranked the FDA electronic… Continue Reading

Whistleblowers Spur $1.5 Billion Off-Label Marketing Settlement

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Whistleblowing Works
Whistleblowers have succeeded in a $1.5 billion off-label marketing case against Abbott Laboratories Inc., the Department of Justice announced today. Combined, the $700 million criminal fines and $800 million civil fines are the second largest government recovery from a drug company in history. The Department of Justice intervened after four whistleblowers filed suit against the company. These plaintiffs provided original… Continue Reading

DOJ Backs Ink Company Whistleblower

Posted in Whistleblowing Works
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit brought against an ink manufacturer for skirting the payment of import duties. The case against Toyo Ink is still in its early stages, but government intervention is a significant victory for the whistleblower, John Dickson. When employees are harassed or fired for reporting misconduct, fighting… Continue Reading