FIU Abused Worker Who Flagged Misuse Of $8M Grant: Suit

Law360, Miami (November 18, 2013, 7:26 PM EST) -- In a lawsuit filed Friday in Florida state court, a former research programs coordinator accused Florida International University of illegally retaliating against her after she informed supervisors that a professor was misusing funds from an $8.4 million federal research grant.

Maria Perez claimed that the university transferred her to a position with minimal substantive work and directed her new supervisor to terrorize her after she alerted her superiors of false claims made by Dr. Madhavan Nair in grant applications to the National Institutes of Health and...
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