I was terminated from my position as VP at a Pharma company a day after I notified in an e-mail a major compliance violation. I was called into a conference room that my performance was not satisfactory and that I was being terminated.
· My end of 2018 performance review a month ago with my assigned supervisor was satisfactory/above average performance, and I received a merit-based increase in base salary for 2019.
o one day before my termination, I e-mailed our CMO, and followed up with a conversation in a meeting with 3 other attendees (including another VP) about a violation of federal compliance policies. The Commercial team had planned and paid for a tactical implementation of Medical activities at 2 congresses that will take place in a month. Moreover, during the meeting I found out that Commercial had signed a proposal with a vendor, and agreed on a scope of work with the vendor for Medical activities. This is against compliance SOPs. This was the second time I had notified our CMO of a violation of compliance policies. Previously, in February, CMO authorized inappropriate payments to at least 2 HCPs, without an agreement in place.
You need to immediately seek out an in person consultation with a law firm that focuses its practice on whistleblower litigation. Do not delay. Time is of the essence.
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Please consult with an experienced business /employment attorney to discuss termination and possible whistleblower issues. Best of luck.
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It sounds like you may have a good case for wrongful termination. Reach out to an attorney of your choice directly for a consult.
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