In Tennessee and all across the country, employees have the right to “blow the whistle” on an employer or company if they feel or suspect that the company may be engaging in illegal activities or harming the public in any way. These employees are protected by law against harassment for being the “whistle blower“. However, sometimes companies or employers find ways around these laws and harass or even fire their whistle-blowing employees. If you suspect harmful activity in your workplace and have blown the whistle and then have faced harassment or termination because of it, you should speak with a Tennessee employment whistle-blowing lawyer right away. They will hear your case and help make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
In this case, a surgeon, Dr. Peter Horneffer, brought information to the management of the medical center for many years regarding the business practices of the medical center and other companies, which he believed were unethical as well as illegal in nature. Now, Horneffer, who has been an employee of the medical center since 2008, has filed a lawsuit against the medical center claiming the medical center has harassed, threatened, and discriminated against him for blowing the whistle about their business practices. The lawsuit goes on to claim that the medical center referred patients away from him and to other medical groups that he was not a part of.
The lawsuit also alleges that Horneffer was told that no one would discuss the business practices with him and not to bring them up. He was also asked to sign a nondisclosure statement about this conversation. Horneffer did not sign the statement. The lawsuit is seeking double back pay from January 1, 2001 to the present. These damages include lost wages. The lawsuit is also seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney fees.
Cases similar to this one happen all too often to workers all across the country, including workers right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you care about has been discriminated against or fired after blowing the whistle on your employer or company, then you should contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee employment whistle-blowing attorneys. We care about our clients and will review your case and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
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