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Florida Health Department whistleblowers sue agency claiming retaliation

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Two former Florida Department of Health employees are seeking damages against the agency for being fired after reporting violations, which a different state agency decided was likely retaliation. Part of the FDOH, the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories provides “diagnostic screening, monitoring, reference, research and emergency public health laboratory services to county health departments and other official agencies, physicians, hospitals and private laboratories,” according to its website. Based in Jacksonville, with locations in Tampa and Miami, the labs can “diagnose…

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