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Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Tolerated At The United Nations

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

GAP's blog "Tribunal Ruling Shows That UN Whistleblowers Cannot Be Protected" reviews the logic applied by the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) ...

Ban Ki-moon has Dismantled UN Reform

Bea Edwards | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

On June 30th, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) declared the attempt to reform the UN on the basis of non-invasive management surgery officia...

Where are the Member States at the UN on: Procurement Fraud, Child Sex Abuse and Whistleblower Retaliation?

Bea Edwards | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the UN, stands accused of manipulating WIPO's procuremen...

Trump, Lewandowski and the Dynamics of Retaliation: If You Complain, You Will Be Punished

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 04.28.2016 | Crime
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

Lewandowski's hypothesis of innocence was founded on the assertion that he acted in response to a reasonably perceived threat, within Trump's "protective bubble." The hypothesis invokes what legal theorists refer to as the law of excuses.

Catch 22: The Sophistry of the UN Justice System for Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Bea Edwards

The attacks on Wasserstrom were found to be random acts by rogue actors, and he then sought vindication from the UN justice system. After deliberating the facts, the Dispute Tribunal ruled in his favor: what happened was retaliation, pure and simple.

The Pointless Judicial Ordeal of UN Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards | Posted 11.18.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

On October 29, 2015, Florin Postica, senior investigator at the UN, and Ai Loan Nguyen-Kropp, then-investigator at the UN, marked the sixth anniversary of their ordeal as whistleblowers at the United Nations.

4 Reasons Christians Forgive the Unforgivable

Deborah Pegues | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Deborah Pegues

Nadine Collier delivered powerful words of forgiveness at Dylann Roof's televised bond hearing for his June 17, 2015 massacre of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Her mother, Ethel Lance, was one of the victims.

Kaiser Permanente Is Retaliating Against Mental Health Whistleblowers

Sal Rosselli | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Sal Rosselli

Last month, the Oakland-based health care provider fired a respected psychologist, Dr. Alex Wang, who had reported to state regulators a pattern of illegal and unnecessary delays in providing mental health care.

Chevron's "Fight It Out On The Ice" Strategy For Ecuador Case Is Slipping, Fast

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Aaron Marr Page

Nearly a decade ago, Chevron Corporation issued a public statement warning the Ecuadorian communities who were plaintiffs in a massive environmental case against the company in Ecuador that they would face "a lifetime of appellate and collateral litigation" if they continued to vigorously pursue their claims.

Leveling the Playing Field, Without Fear

Kim Turner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Kim Turner

This National Girls and Women in Sports day, let's redouble our commitment to spreading the word about Title IX, including its anti-retaliation protections, address inequities with action, and ensure that female athletes have the chance to participate and excel in athletics.

Reach Out for Peace

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

My view is that when people really want to make something work, it will work. Community policing is proactive outreach: It asks officers to visit neighborhoods and families who are especially in need of help, and to do anything they can do to assist these people.

Whistleblower Statutory Protections Are Frequently Narrowly Interpreted By Courts

Brad Reid | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Whistleblower statutes typically contain anti-retaliation provisions that limit an employer's ability to fire under the employment-at-will doctrine. E...

Pouring Salt on the Wound: Psychologists Identify the Effects of 'Institutional Betrayal'

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

The risk features involve power, privilege and prestige, the value placed on group membership, the prioritization of group loyalty, the impulse to protect an image, and an institutional sense of righteousness and entitlement.

If They Lock Me Up, Call My Attorney: The Culture of Retaliation in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a long and colorful history of retaliating against inmates for the exercise of their legal rights. Over the years, I have learned to expect the worst when dealing with these officials. This desensitization occurs, in the literal as well as the figurative sense.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

Dave Jamieson

Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representa...

The Whistleblower Protection Program Is Broken Too

Scott D. Gerber | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Scott D. Gerber

As with the VA itself, the federal bureaucracy charged with protecting "whistleblowers" -- an unnecessarily disparaging appellation if there ever was one -- is itself broken. The consequences for American workers are catastrophic.

Uber and the Failing Taxi System

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology
Maurice Jourdane

During the past few days, the world has seen taxi drivers demonstrate against Uber, an online service that links passengers with private car owners rather than traditional taxi companies.

Employer's Uneven Discipline Supports Employee's Retaliation Claim

Brad Reid | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Employers without uniform employee disciplinary actions risk an employee's assertion that an imposed workplace discipline is unlawful retaliation for utilizing protected rights.

Christie, the Workplace and the Culture of Retaliation

Janice Harper | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

Left or right, liberal or conservative, retaliation thrives in our political arenas -- and no arena is more political than where any of us spend our day and earn our pay -- the politics of work.

UN Staff Won't Leave New York

Ladan Rafii | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Ladan Rafii

Headquarters staff enjoy all the benefits associated with being in one of the best locations in the world, while field staff tough it out in remote and isolated places far removed from their loved ones and families.

What SCOTUS Got Wrong Last Week

Kate McGuinness | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Kate McGuinness

Know your rights and assert them. As Justice Ginsburg said in another context, "Better bitch than mouse."

Director Jon Chu Talks G.I. Joe: Retaliation, 3D Conversion and Bruce Willis' Improv Skills (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu stops by to chat about converting the upcoming film to 3D, working with Channing Tatum and The Rock, and how this film will blow the first out of the water!

Christina Wilkie

Walmart Sued For Conduct After 72-Year-Old Sexually Abuses Co-Worker | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

The nation's largest retailer, Walmart, is facing a laundry list of allegations in a lawsuit stemming from the sexual abuse of a woman with developme...

Internal Review Shows Gross Mishandling of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

We owe military whistleblowers every possible opportunity to safely expose wrongdoing, and this report shows that the system has let them down. It's imperative that we fix it.