931-201-9452
Menu
Boston, Holt & Durham, PLLC

Employment law: Lawsuit results in $25.1 million award

Many people in Tennessee and across the country are committed to ethical actions. In some cases, this includes reporting potentially illegal actions engaged in by their employer and/or co-workers. Unfortunately, one out-of-state man claims that his decision to report actions that he believed to be illegal resulted in a violation of employment law in the form of wrongful termination.

The man was fired from Cardiovascular Systems Inc. in 2015. At the time of his termination, he had served as a regional sales manager for three years. He claims that there was what he called an "illegal kickback scheme." As part of it, salespeople were allegedly using training programs that were paid for to coax doctors to use the company's products. The plaintiff also claims that some employees were giving away certain products to convince customers to give them referrals to third parties.

Unfortunately, the plaintiff claims that the company retaliated against him as a result of his claims. According to the lawsuit, his sales territory was reduced, which ultimately impacted his income. He was eventually terminated. A jury recently awarded the man $25.1 million as a result of his claims of wrongful termination, a verdict that the defendant intends to challenge.

Most people in Tennessee do not expect to be terminated from their jobs for reporting behavior that they suspect may be illegal. Unfortunately, not all employers are committed to actions that are both legal and ethical. For those who have been a victim of an employment law violation, filing a lawsuit may be the only option to ensure that their employer is held accountable and prevent similar actions against other employees.

Source: tcbmag.com, "Terminated Employee Awarded $25.1M in Cardiovascular Systems Whistleblower Suit", Sam Schaust, April 26, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Talk To An Attorney

Email Us For A Response
When you are ready to discuss your legal needs with an experienced lawyer, contact our law offices at 931-201-9452, or contact us online.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

  • NBLSC Board Certified Lawyer
  • AV | Preeminent | Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Ben Boston
  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Ryan P. Durham
  • Tennessee Association For Justice | Member 2015-2016
  • American Association For Premier DUI Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 10 best 2015
  • American Institute of Personal Injury attorneys | 10 best 2016

Keep In Touch

235 Waterloo Street
P.O. Box 357
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Phone: 931-201-9452
Fax: 931-762-5878
Map & Directions