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Health Care Employers Face Rise in Whistleblower Claims During Pandemic, Reuters Legal, authors Abbye Alexander, Christopher Tellner, Talya Van Embden, 2-24-22

Posted Feb 25, 2022

Since the inception of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of pandemic-related lawsuits have been filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations. Of those, whistleblower retaliation lawsuits are among the most common brought against health care industry employers.

Recent litigation concerning this trend serves as a reminder to health care employers to carefully navigate personnel decisions involving an aggrieved employee and ensure they are properly equipped against potential exposure of such claims under their current insurance coverage policies. Please read full article here: RLN_Alexander_022422

About the authors

Abbye E. Alexander is a partner in Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck’s Orlando office and co-chair of the firm’s Health Care & Managed Care Practice Group. She focuses her practice on issues affecting national and local businesses to include health care professionals, organizations and facilities, including long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and doctors. She may be reached at Christopher J. Tellner is co-chair of the firm’s Health Care & Managed Care Practice Group; he is based in Pennsylvania. He specializes in professional liability defense, including the defense of health care facilities and practitioners; prior to entering the legal profession, he worked as a health care professional. He may be reached at Talya Van Embden  is an associate attorney in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and is a member of the firm’s Health Care & Managed Care Practice Group. She focuses her practice on labor and employment, general liability, and health care and managed care defense. She can be reached at

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