Whistleblower Law Blog
The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Establishes Precedent in Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Dispute
The Employment Law Group® law firm client Mary Garey prevailed in a dispute with her former employer Best Buy in a dispute over whether Ms. Garey is entitled to pursue her claim in federal court. Ms. Garey, former senior vice president for Best Buy, filed an OSHA complaint alleging that Best Buy retaliated against her by terminating her employment because she attempted to disclose to senior Best buy executives apparent fraud resulting in millions of dollars of losses that were unreported or inaccurately reported to shareholders.
After OSHA completed its investigations, Ms. Garey removed her claim to federal court and Best Buy moved to dismiss. Judge Jordan held that OSHA’s decision is of no precedential value, and that she is entitled to pursue her claim de novo in federal court.