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Category Archives: Whistleblower


Florida Court Holds Employee Who Testifies at Deposition is Covered for Whistleblower Protections Under Fla. Stat. 448.102 Addresses

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

In a recent ruling in the case of Bishop v. Olen Residential Property Corp pending before the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County,, Judge Meenu Sasser held an employee who testifies at a deposition is covered under the second prong of the Florida Whistleblower Act (Fla. Stat. 448.102(2). Recognizing… Read More »


Whistle All the Way: Protecting Whistleblowers at Work

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

In recent years, the news has been full of whistleblowers exposing illegal activities of their companies. We may all have heard about whistleblowers, but how well do you understand and know what a whistleblower really is under the law? And what are those whistleblower protections? Generally speaking, and under federal law, it is important… Read More »

11th Circuit Update: Whistleblower, Fair Labor Standards Act, ERISA

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Wiersum v. U.S. Bank, No. 14-12289 (11th Cir. May 5, 2015) Brief summary: Florida Whistleblower Act Claim Preempted by National Bank Act In Wiersum v. U.S. Bank, Marc Wiersum, former bank employee/Vice President, appealed the district court’s dismissal with prejudice of his Florida Whistleblower Act (FWA) claim, which it determined was preempted by the… Read More »

11th Circuit Update: Discrimination, Whistleblower

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Claude R. Short v. Mando American Corporation, _____F.3d _____ (11th Cir. February 27, 2015). Brief Summary: This is an employment discrimination case brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), 42 U.S.C. § 2000 et seq., 42 U.S.C. § 1981 (§ 1981), and state tort law. The case involved… Read More »

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