2015 To Be Strongest for Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims

If 2014 is any indication, 2015 will be the strongest year yet for Whistleblower claims and retaliation protection.  Recent years showed an increase in government enforcement along with emergence of whistleblower and retaliation claims. With strengthened statutes and favorable case law, the landscape is ripe for...

Sheriff’s Deputy Whistleblower Protected from Retaliation

Darren Hager, as recently reported in a whistleblower complaint, was sworn in as a deputy sheriff in November 1988 and was continuously employed as such until he was terminated from employment effective July 28, 2003. In June 1998, then off duty Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Aujay disappeared in the Devils Punchbowl...

Regents of the University of California Smacked-Down by Jury

Whistleblower verdict of $730,000 won by University employee for retaliation. Stephen Danz & Associates is pleased to see that a huge verdict was returned in a recent California retaliation case, as reported by the National Employment Lawyers Association. Janet Keyzer vs. Regents was tried to a jury and resulted...

UPDATE – Retired Proctor & Gamble CEO Vows to End Whistleblower Retaliation at VA.

              Robert MacDonald was sworn into office as the 8th Secretary of Veteran's Affairs just over a week ago, and already he has announced changes that will hopefully bring the flailing, failing agency in line with its mission: "To fulfill President ...

San Diego Gas & Electric Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million in Punitive Damages

David Bryant was a long time employee for San Diego Gas & Electric. Over the course of his career there he rose to the level of a billing supervisor. In that position, he was uniquely poised to notice what he deemed to be an unethical practice that was adopted by the utility some time in 2008. According to B...