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Whistleblower says St. Pete knew closing Albert Whitted could cause overflows

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The chief plant operator at one of St. Petersburg’s sewage plants says city officials knew that closing the Albert Whitted plant before improvements were made at another facility could cause overflows during heavy rains. Federal law protects workers who have whistleblower status from being retaliated against by firing or other adverse employment actions when the employee reports serious violations. Craven Askew said he was claiming whistleblower status because “public safety and the environment is suspected to be possibly in danger…

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Whistleblower suit against nonprofit housing group claims improper business dealings

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A former employee of the Tampa Bay Community Development Corp. is suing his former employer for losses after he was fired. Christopher Brooks was an attorney and vice president for TBCDC up until he was terminated for bringing up what he describes as violations of federal and state laws and regulations. Brooks is seeking compensation under Florida’s Whistleblower statute. According to lawsuit documents, Brooks was told he was being groomed for president by former president Robert Kinney and then-chairman David…

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Tampa Church’s Chicken faces wrongful termination suit from employee who refused to cook old chicken

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It might be best to steer clear of Church’s Chicken on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa. The location is being sued for allegedly ordering an employee to serve old chicken. But it’s not the first time that restaurant has come under fire for some pretty icky reasons. ABC Action News reported in April the location was temporarily shut down after the state found more than 35 live roaches. Prior to that the restaurant was reportedly shut down in late 2014 amid…

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