Fired Compliance Officer Strikes Back – Is Awarded $51 Million for Doing So
Sklover Working Wisdom
MARCH 15, 2016
ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : John Slowik, the former Chief Compliance Officer of Olympus America, Inc., discovered that his employer was paying bribes to win new sales. Slowik had worked for Olympus for 18 years, starting as a finance manager, and through a series of promotions, in February, 2009 was appointed Olympus’s first-ever Chief Compliance Officer. He had no healthcare compliance background, and had only one employee, who also had no compliance background.