Wrongful Termination of a Whistleblower

Client: The Terminated Manager 

A newly hired manager of a land information management office discovered that the firm was not performing on a large contract it held with the state government, instead skimming off millions of dollars in “administrative costs.”  The manager was rebuffed when she attempted to get the company to perform on the contract, leading her to advise the state regulatory agency of the situation. The state’s investigation resulted in the land information management office losing the contract and being fined millions of dollars. The manager subsequently lost her job.

From a series of highly sensitive interviews with other female employees, Gladding & Michel determined that the corporate officer responsible for her termination had a long history of sexual harassment. Uncovering this history strengthened her legal claim that she was the target of his revenge for both corporate and personal reasons, allowing her to prevail.