Christine Walika, a longtime executive at the American Bankers Association sued the trade association in Washington, D.C., court Thursday, alleging that women and minorities who work amid its “old boys’ club culture” are subjected to pervasive harassment and discrimination and that she was fired for speaking up about it.
Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog—Nicholas Sikon
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers shrinks Dodd-Frank's protections against workplace retaliation for corporate whistleblowers.
The once robust statute now leaves a gaping hole for those employees in the private sector who report securities related violations to their employer. Now, after the Supreme Court's ruling, employees are required to report directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to avail themselves of legal protection under the statute - internal reporting is no longer enough.
A former Grant & Eisenhofer lawyer has asked a federal judge in Washington D.C. to toss out the firm’s “recklessly false” claims that he unlawfully poached a client in a whistleblower case against Celgene Corp that recently settled for $280 million.
Reuben Guttman said he brought the whistleblower, Beverly Brown, to the firm and that she followed him when he left Grant & Eisenhofer in 2015. Guttman, who is now a name partner at plaintiffs’ firm Guttman Buschner & Brooks, is represented by Outten & Golden.
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Denying allegations that he stole a lucrative whistleblower client on his way out of Grant & Eisenhofer, former director Reuben Guttman on Tuesday accused the plaintiffs firm of rehashing old claims and using a recent breach-of-contract lawsuit to sully his reputation.
Represented by employment law boutique Outten & Golden, Guttman and his current firm, Washington, D.C.-based whistleblower boutique Guttman, Buschner & Brooks, filed several motions in response to a contract lawsuit Grant & Eisenhofer brought in August in D.C. federal court. The lawsuit seeks $7...
A D.C.-based boutique law firm and a former Grant & Eisenhofer PA director urged a federal judge Tuesday to toss G&E’s suit claiming they stole its client and owe $7 million in fees plus a cut of a $280 million settlement reached in a False Claims Act suit against Celgene Corp.
Ex-G&E Director Reuben A. Guttman and his current firm, Guttman Buschner & Brooks PLLC, argued that G&E refused an offer to continue to litigate as co-counsel for whistleblower Beverly Brown in an underlying FCA action against Celgene over the off-label promotion of two cancer drugs. G...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is looking at emerging trends in employment screening practices to help public and private employers ensure they are fairly assessing applicants.
EEOC Chairwoman Naomi Earp said employment tests and medical exams must adhere to restrictions set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. She is also concerned with the possible discriminatory impact increasingly common applicant screenings such as credit checks have on minorities and people with disabilities.
Panelists during a recent commission meeting said there are benefits to using...