Attorney Geniene Stillwell Files Complaint in Alleged Safety Violation and Fraud Case

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Geniene Stillwell, founder of Stillwell Law Office, files a complaint for damages in a case stemming from an employee of a manufacturer of aircraft components who reported alleged illegal, unsafe and fraudulent practices.

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Geniene Stillwell, principal attorney of Stillwell Law Office, recently filed a complaint for damages in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Case No. BC610717) on behalf of a client who reported alleged illegal, unsafe and fraudulent practices at his place of employment, the defendant, which supplies airplane parts to major commercial jetliners and the government. Court documents state that the plaintiff was tasked with preparing the company’s Heat Treating Department for a scheduled NADCAP audit, during which time the plaintiff discovered that not only were employees not complying with the mandated procedures, but that the company was allegedly perpetuating fraud and falsifying records in order to be able to get the parts out to customers and fulfill its orders.

According to court documents, the plaintiff’s supervisor allegedly expected him to tow the company line and lie to the NADCAP auditor regarding what was really going on in the Heat Treating Department. The plaintiff said he was not going to lie or cover up the defendant’s failure to follow required procedures and its unsafe processes, and that he would not lie to the NADCAP auditor.

The plaintiff allegedly made written complaints detailing the defendant’s alleged illegal, unsafe and fraudulent practices, stating his belief that he was being retaliated against for reporting the same and trying to correct it. According to court documents, the requirement that the plaintiff support the defendant’s alleged fraudulent activities and lie to NADCAP, and then to be reprimanded for trying to rectify the alleged fraud, was causing him extreme anxiety and stress, and the working environment had become intolerable by allegedly forcing him to have to lie to auditors, be complicit in fraud and put himself at risk for criminal sanctions. The plaintiff felt he had no choice but to go on leave prior to the NADCAP audit.

The plaintiff is currently under doctor’s care for anxiety and stress, allegedly as a result of the defendant’s treatment towards him. Court documents further state that under these conditions, the plaintiff, in essence, has been constructively terminated.

About Geniene Stillwell, Stillwell Law Office
Geniene Stillwell provides expert legal representation to employees involved in employment law disputes. Geniene has had a successful track record of mediating, arbitrating and litigating employment law cases for over 20 years. The Stillwell Law Office is dedicated exclusively to the practice of employment law, and has obtained several multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of individual employees. For more information or a consultation, please call (949) 494-4744. The law office is located at 384 Forest Ave., Suite 23B, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

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