Summary: A Right to Information (ability of citizens to get information from the government) activist and corruption whistleblower was killed earlier this week in India. Three men attacked him with “lethal weapons” in his village in front of his wife.
India has a notoriously terrible track record with whistleblower protection, with more than 20 whistleblowers being killed in the country since the beginning of 2010.
Summary: A former technician at the Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey has filed a whistleblower suit, alleging he was fired for reporting improper staffing practices. According to the suit, his supervisor was not qualified for her job and would often staff shifts without technicians capable of performing certain blood tests.
Summary: The Department of Labor has sued an Ohio trucking company for failing to reinstate wrongfully fired truck drivers. The truck drivers had filed whistleblower complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, claiming they had faced retaliation for reporting safety issues.
Summary: Edison Township in New Jersey will pay $157,000 to settle a whistleblower suit that alleged a former construction official was harassed for reporting that residents were overpaid for plumbing inspections.
Summary: State and federal officials are investigating several nurses at the Soledad prison in California, after whistleblower allegations accused them of payroll fraud and stealing pharmaceutical narcotics.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.