Court Petition Challenges Law That Makes it Easier to Fire VA Employees
December 5th, 2018- A recently filed petition in federal court will be the first to challenge parts of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, according to the attorney who filed it.
Natalie Khawam heads the Whistleblower Law Firm and... continue reading
Bay Pines VA says it got out front of mold problem, but workers insist they were long ignored
November 23rd, 2018- Dozens of workers at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System are being moved out of their building because of an infestation of mold that can cause health problems.
Sixty employees in the system's social work office were moved after Bay Pines officials received the results of an indoor air quality test Nov. 7 showing "a heightened level of...continue reading
Dying NC soldier's story prompts members of Congress to call for hearing, law change
November 20th, 2018-WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX 46 WJZY) - After telling his story to FOX 46, Sfc. Richard Stayskal is now telling it directly to members of Congress.
"My government is basically, to me, in my opinion, telling me, 'You're less than everybody else,'" Stayskal told... continue reading
North Carolina Green Beret fighting cancer, government, over medical mistake
November 5th, 2018- TAMPA, FLA. (FOX 46 WJZY) - Sgt. First Class Richard Stayskal, a Green Beret from North Carolina, is battling stage four cancer, and now the government, after a medical mistake.
"Things like this I don't think should happen," said Stayskal. "It's unfair."
Stayskal still has the sniper's bullet that pierced his left lung in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2004. "A good souvenir," he joked. The attack almost... continue reading
VA Accused Of Defying Court Order On Gov’t Union Activity
September 20th, 2018- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is violating a D.C. federal judge’s decision to partially block an executive order that made it harder for federal workers to spend work time on union business, an American Federation of Government Employees local said...continue reading
Attorney Natalie Khawam is Panel Moderator at the Upcoming Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights
July 26th, 2018-The Whistleblower Law Firm, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Natalie Khawam will be moderating a panel at the annual Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights. The panel, Blowing the Whistle at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs - Another Perspective, will be held on Aug. 1, 2018, at the Stewart R. Mott House...continue reading
Howard Altman: Long fight for benefits pays off for St. Petersburg veteran with PTSD
June 21st, 2018-Peter Nolan, a combat-wounded Marine veteran from St. Petersburg, was reading a Navy memo last week about his ongoing battle for benefits and his eyes filled with tears.
The five-page memo concluded that Nolan, 39, was the victim of an "injustice" when....continue reading
Attorney Natalie Khawam of the Whistleblower Law Firm Wins Appeal for Veteran Gunnery Sergeant Peter Nolan
June 20th, 2018- The Whistleblower Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce that the appeal filed by Attorney Natalie Khawam, was successful in favor of her client Gunnery Sgt. Peter Nolan. The Board for Correction of Naval Records reviewed Gunnery Sgt. Peter Nolan's appeal and determined that his naval record needs to be corrected and he is now entitled to receive his disability income....continue reading
Attorney Natalie Khawam to Teach Whistleblowing at Tampa Bay Women CPAs Event
May 15th, 2018- Attorney Natalie Khawam of the Whistleblower Law Firm will speak at the Tampa Bay Women CPAs 2018 A&A CPE event in Tampa, Florida, on June 14, 2018, presenting on the topic of whistleblowing. The two-hour Accounting and Auditing CPE event... continue reading
Advocating for Better Care for Veterans
May 9th, 2018- There is a need for reformation in veteran healthcare in the United States. There has been horror story after horror story detailing how vets are passing away before they even receive care for their health issues. A report going back to 2014 show that Veterans Health Administration has evident issues with both their policies and procedures that have...continue reading