Two NWJP clients recently resolved their case against a food processing facility in the Willamette Valley. Juana and Lena* both worked for over a decade preparing food and checking its quality at this processor. By accident, they became aware of a secret and improper relationship between a government safety inspector and a lead quality assurance worker at their plant. When they reported the relationship to their employer, due to their concern that the quality of the food produced could be impacted by the relationship, one worker was fired and the other felt forced to quit. These women fought their terminations in state court, resolving the litigation and bringing about positive workplace changes through their efforts.
NWJP believes strongly in the rights of workers to act as whistleblowers and to be free from retaliation for doing what they believe is right!