NJ man awarded $1M in UPS whistleblower lawsuit

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HBGPreloader, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

  2. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

  3. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

  4. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

  5. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't have guessed that using the hotline number would then qualify you as a whistle-blower and give you protection under that law.

    At least if it didn't before, because of this case, you're protected now.
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not to bad! Maybe good ole UPS will think twice the next time. I have no doubt there will be a next time. They never learn from their mistakes.
  7. 8up

    8up Member

    be careful, be very careful. he was protected by New Jersey law. it might not be the same in every state. this does show that the reporting hot line may not be as confidential as they would have us believe.
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    According to the article, the criminals surmised that he was the WBer. My guess is at some point he questioned their actions or he was the only one out of the bunch that didn't partake in the scam. Or as you mentioned, the hot line isn't as confidential as it should be.
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Of course, UPS (company guidelines and policies) did not condone this in anyway. These individuals acted on their own. Has anyone heard what happen to the culpable individuals in this case?

    This a quote from the Central Jersey article and I think it says it well. I hope these individuals were made an example for the rest of management.
    But Michael Bissinger, the Florham Park attorney for UPS, said these were the actions of a few people, not the company as a whole."If I can tell you anything, UPS took notice," he said. "It's not the evil empire."
  10. I can tell you from personal experience that the hotline is NOT confidential. If you are going to call the hotline to report something you might just as well send it in an email to the person you are calling about. They will find out about what you report just as fast if you call the hotline. NOTHING that HR tells you is confidential is truly confidential? United Way contributions? UPSPAC contributions? Yeah, right.
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I can say that if I was going to report a manager for breaking the law as well as company policy, I may not bother with the hot line. I'm not bashful and would say it (if I had proof) right in front of the offender.

    What is UPSPAC?
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS Political Action Committee?

    A fancy name for the lobby groups who spend their time (and our money) on Capitol Hill trying to influence legislation which would benefit UPS (RLA?)
  13. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I can tell you that in my experience the call is confidential and ups does keep it so. The problem with a whistleblower scenario can be that there are a limited number of people who have knowledge of what is going on. The perps can probably figure out who has knowledge and who blew the whistle.

    I was impressed to see that ups publicly stated they take responsibility for their actions in the press release. I don't know if I have ever seen a corporation say that after losing a lawsuit.
  14. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    "......the actions of a few people,......". That's it, minimize the issue....the unsuspecting public will never know.

    "It's not the evil empire".
    It's not?.....could have fooled me.
    Again.....minimization at it's finest.
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    They can have drinks on the credit card but can't buy drinks at an employee get together. Sweet.
  16. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Oh, so it's the company's answer to D.R.I.V.E.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Only much more effective.
  18. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Really? And which party was the big winner in the last round of elections?
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Relax---I was just having some fun.
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    well, if the fun was targeted toward me (which is ok) it would have been wasted. I'm not so proud of what my drive dollars went for this time around.