Ex-Bayer Exec Claims Aleve Criticism Lead to Firing
Bayer Corp. has been hit with a whistleblower lawsuit by a former executive who claims she was fired after warning a senior manager that there was no legitimate data to support certain efficacy claims for the company’s Aleve painkiller in patients with osteoarthritis.
Law 360 (subscription required) reports that Dr. Shirley Chen filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the drug company in New Jersey state court. The complaint claims that Dr. Chen’s refusal to support the proposed efficacy claims for Aleve led her manager to retaliate against her and became the major consideration in the decision to fire Dr. Chen in July.
The lawsuit seeks reinstatement of Dr. Chen’s job, back wages, compensation for pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you or a loved one has experienced workplace retaliation, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a whistleblower lawyer may be able to help you.