Wisconsin residents might be interested to learn about a new lawsuit that was filed against the national retail chain J.C. Penney, Inc., by a former employee. The plaintiff in the lawsuit claims that he was retaliated against after noticing activities that he thought were fleecing customers and subsequently making his allegations public . His claim was filed in Florida under the Private Whistleblower Act.
Between 2007 and 2009, the plaintiff was employed in the custom decorating department of a company location in St. Petersburg, Florida. During that time, the man says he noticed that customers were being overcharged. According to his claims, sales tax was being added to nontaxable items, and items that were supposed to be on sale were being sold to customers for full price.