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U.S. Department of Labor Sues Texas Newspaper for Retaliation Against Whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed a lawsuit after finding that Texas-based newspaper the Killeen Daily Herald retaliated against a whistleblower.

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation found that in May and June of 2021, a reporter for the Killeen Daily Herald, which is owned by Frank Mayborn Enterprises Inc., “sent messages to company management complaining about” an infestation of what they believed to be fleas, according to the news release. The reporter also complained to management about the bug bites from the infestation.

The reporter “had the bugs examined and learned they identified as ‘no-see-ums’ or ‘biting midges,” the news release states. After the reporter shared the information about the type of bugs with Killeen Daily Herald management, “the company responded by terminating the employer.”

Read the source article at Whistleblower Network News

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