Whistleblower files lawsuit against drug company

Reporting his employer to Health Canada cost one London, Ont., man his job and now he’s seeking compensation in the courts
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/14/2005

A former pharmaceutical employee who blew the whistle on his employer after he became aware of serious violations of the Food and Drug Act that were occurring at the drug manufacturing facility, has filed a wrongful dismissal suit.

Darcy O’Neil has filed the suit against London, Ont.-based Sovereign Pharmaceuticals. He is seeking $6,000 in compensation for being fired in June 2003 without notice or payment in lieu of notice.

Sovereign Pharmaceuticals has counter sued for $15,000 in damages for claims of libel, interference with economic interest and theft.