$818,500 Owed to Inspector Fired for Reporting Sewage in Drinking Water

Reclaimed water containing sewage sicken people and animals in Delray Beach Florida.
Instead of promoting the experienced inspector who detected why the city’s drinking water was sickening people and pets, the city of Delray Beach harassed her and fired her, an OSHA investigation found. Last week, 15 months after marching Christine Ferrigan out of her office in front of co-workers, Delray Beach ratified a settlement to a whistleblower lawsuit that will pay Ferrigan $818,500. That’s on top of the $1 million in civil money penalties Delray paid the Florida Department of Health-P...

Whistleblower Fired for Exposing Water Quality Issues

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A former city of Delray Beach wastewater inspector claims in a new lawsuit that she was fired for exposing water quality issues. She already filed a complaint with the Department of Labor, and now she’s suing the city in federal court. The 29-page lawsuit claims the city of Delray Beach retaliated against Christine Ferrigan and violated her Constitutional right to free speech and the state’s Whistleblower Act. The suit names the city, city manager, and utili...