The Guardian: Liberal Dems Appoint Whistleblowing Charity Following Harassment Claims
The Liberal Democratic party of Great Britain has announced it will appoint the independent whistleblower charity Public Concern at Work (PCaW) – an international coalition partner of GAP's – to advise the party following accusations of sexual harassment, particularly by one senior party figure. PCaW is a pro-whistleblower rights organization that specializes in advising individuals and institutions on resolving dilemmas in the workplace through encouraging truth-telling practice.
The organization will operate alongside an internal investigation committee taking complaints and witness accounts concerning the allegations against the senior party official, as well as hearing any other whistleblower concerns.
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‘Corruption Comebacks’: Suzanne Folsom on Duty at Academi (XE, Blackwater)
Recently, the Wall Street Journal published a "day in the life" column from Suzanne Folsom, general counsel and chief compliance officer of the controversial security firm Academi (previously known as Blackwater and XE). GAP has followed Folsom since she came under scrutiny at the World Bank in 2008 and then again when she left AIG with a hefty severance package.
In this blog, GAP Executive Director Bea Edwards imagines what Folsom's professional life might be like now.
SeaCoast Online: Nurse Files Whisteblower’s Suit Against Surgical Center
A Massachusetts nurse is suing the surgical center where she was employed alleging wrongful termination and violation of the state’s Whistleblower Protection Act. The whistleblower claims she was fired after reporting that nurses were being ordered to perform tasks that were outside of nursing regulations and should have been carried out only by physicians.
Dallas Morning News: Whistleblower Surgeon Not Protected by State Law, Court Finds
A Texas Supreme Court has dismissed a six-year whistleblower suit from a doctor who claims that his internal warnings about billing fraud and lax resident doctor supervision led to his demotion and loss of wages. The case was dismissed on a technicality.
Cycling News: Armstrong to Challenge Statute of Limitations in Whistleblower Case
Lance Armstrong’s legal team has announced that it will challenge the whistleblower status of the lawsuit against the cyclist. According to a source close to Armstrong, this is based on the grounds that the USPS cycling team had been doping for a long time before fellow cyclist Floyd Landis filed the suit in 2010 and the government should have filed a false claim earlier.
Jack Davis is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.