Media Coverage

Whistleblower claims filed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act come with some limitations — namely, a very strict deadline and OSHA’s control of the investigation. TELG’s Nick Woodfield explained to Bloomberg Law that many of these cases, however, overlap with other laws, which may give whistleblowers more options — including the option to be represented by private counsel.

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Age discrimination concerns are discussed following the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ prediction that more older people will be in the workforce in the future. TELG’s Tom Harrington spoke with Kiplinger about common patterns in age discrimination cases and gave some advice for people facing it.

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Bloomberg Law and other media reported on the recent settlement of TELG's client, Julie Reed. Ms. Reed will receive almost the maximum share allowed in qui tam cases as a reward for her work on behalf of the U.S. government. She alleged her former employer, KeyPoint, was misrepresenting high-level security clearance investigations.

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TELG principal Nick Woodfield spoke with Inman about red flags that real estate agents may encounter with their brokers and managers. Nick's suggestions take into account the legal protections available to both employees and independent contractors.

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Law360 reported a recent Texas federal court decision that plaintiff Keishonna Harper's Title VII retaliation claim against Lockheed should proceed to trial. Ms. Harper is represented by TELG principal Kellee Boulais Kruse.

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Lexology and other media reported on the Federal Bar Association's fifth annual Qui Tam Conference, which covered topics from telemedicine to cybersecurity. TELG's Scott Oswald helped organize the conference in his role as the section's chair.

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Following Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement announcement, TELG's Nick Woodfield spoke with Law360 to look back on some of the highlights of Justice Breyer's career.

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The Sydney Morning Herald reported on TELG client Julia Grant filing a lawsuit against Australian company CSL Behring, alleging wrongful termination, retaliation, and gender and age discrimination. Ms. Grant is represented by TELG's Adam Augustine Carter.

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The Muse interviewed TELG principal Adam Augustine Carter on what to do when faced with a non-solicitation agreement or clause. Adam emphasized understanding the details and how enforceable an agreement may be in your state before signing – and suggested negotiating to get the most beneficial deal.

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Mandates requiring the COVID-19 booster vaccine are cropping up around the country as government agencies, employers, and universities debate the possible benefits and backlash. The Pews Trust spoke with TELG managing principal R. Scott Oswald about the legality of private employers requiring the booster.

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The Madison - St. Clair Record reported on the lawsuit recently filed by TELG plaintiff Carol Clark-Kutscher, which claimed she was retaliated against and fired for blowing the whistle on Medicare fraud.

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TELG principal R. Scott Oswald spoke with SHRM, giving advice to HR professionals stuck between doing what’s legally right and what their higher-ups want them to do. Scott suggests consulting with the employee handbook, other executives in the organization, or even outside counsel.

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HR Dive covered TELG principal R. Scott Oswald's presentation at the 2021 conference for the Society for Human Resource Management. During his presentation on how HR professionals can be at risk of individual liability when there's wrongdoing in the workplace, Scott explained to the audience that jurors typically believe that HR has a responsibility to act when presented with possible wrongdoing.

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SHRM reported TELG principal R. Scott Oswald's presentation at its 2021 annual conference. Scott explained to the audience that how HR gets involved in potential misconduct can have a major effect on resolving employment issues before they need to go to court. Scott offered five main tips, including how to stand up to the boss.

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Barron’s spoke with TELG principal Nick Woodfield on President Biden’s new mandate requiring firms with 100 or more employees to require vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing. Nick explained that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has the authority to enforce workplace safety regulations and the new mandate will likely withstand legal challenge.

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Following TELG’s trial against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Human Resources Executive spoke with TELG principal Anita Chambers about recent legal trends. Multiple claims in a case are a common occurrence, Anita explained, and our case representing a former AstraZeneca employee is one such example.

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WUSA9 spoke with TELG principal Nicholas Woodfield about the legality of vaccine mandates in the workplace. Nick confirmed that not only can private businesses require a vaccine, but they can also fire employees for refusing to comply.

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WUSA9 spoke with TELG principal Tom Harrington about an important concern as people return to shared workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic: If you are fired for refusing to get a company-required vaccine, can you be denied unemployment benefits? With possible exceptions for disability or religious convictions, Tom explained, the rule is the same as for defiance of any other valid company policy.

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The Business Journals spoke with TELG principal Tom Harrington about common questions companies may have when trying to recruit a more diverse workforce.

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The Oregonian along with other media reported on a whistleblower retaliation case filed by TELG client Suzanne Ivie, a former sales manager for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Ivie was awarded about $2.4 million in damages, following a trial that determined AstraZeneca retaliated against her for reporting possible illegal marketing tactics.

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