Emloyment Law Group - Law Firms - Whistleblower Lawyers
Live Chat Contact Us 24/7 Email US
Contact Us: Live Chat, Call, Email Chat email



Use of this form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. As a next
step, you will hear from a client specialist.



Our Clients in Their
Own Words
Play Video: Whistleblower Attorney Testimonials | Wendell Carter
Previous Video
Next Video
THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP®

Toll Free: 1-888-826-5260
Fax: 202-261-2835

inquiry@employmentlawgroup.com

Employment Law Group Addresses
The Employment Law Group,PC. BBB Business Review

Whistleblower Law Blog

D.C. Whistleblower Wins Verdict Against UDC at Trial

Share

On October 6, 2009, a jury in the District of Columbia decided in favor of D.C. Whistleblower Colin Browne in the case of Browne v. University of District of Columbia.  In the suit, Colin Browne alleged that his former employer, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) violated the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) when it retaliated against him for raising concerns that Kevin Naiker, the former Director of UDC’s at-risk program, and his supervisors were intentionally misreporting the retention rate of UDC’s program for at-risk students.  Despite Browne’s repeated disclosures to management, UDC’s Board of Trustees and even to the President of the University, UDC failed to respond.  Browne also discovered that Naiker was unlicensed and did not have a doctorate even though he represented to Browne and others that he was licensed, possessed a doctorate, and would supervise Browne for his licensure. Browne reported Naiker’s misrepresentations of his license status but UDC failed to take action.  Instead, Naiker began retaliating against Browne by “auditing” his files, berating him in front of co-workers, passing him up for promotion and ultimately terminating his employment.

The jury awarded Browne compensatory damages based on its finding that UDC violated the D.C. WPA and was liable for negligent hiring and negligent supervision of Naiker.  The court will hear evidence on Browne’s economic damages claim on October 22, 2009.

R. Scott Oswald and David Scher, Principals at The Employment Law Group® law firm (www.employmentlawgroup.com), represented Mr. Browne and can be reached at 202-331-2806 and 202-261-2802, respectively.

Tagged: ,

decorative line
greybar
blueline
facebook logo twitter logo google plus logo
Home  |  What We Do  |  Our Team  |  Our Clients  |  In The News  |  Resources  |  Contact Us


Our Locations: Washington, D.C. | San Francisco | Los Angeles

© 2017 The Employment Law Group, P.C. - All rights reserved.
Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy