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NBC Runs Features on Whistleblower Client, Joe Zorek

This past Monday, February 24th, NBC ran a story on Joe Zorek, a long-time and dedicated pharmacist at a CVS store in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania who was retaliated against after he raised the issue of increased pressure on pharmacists to meet metrics to the detriment of their patients. Mr. Zorek protested the actions by senior managers to cut the pharmacy staff in order to increase profits, since that meant the remaining staff had to work much longer hours, and increased the error rate in filling prescriptions under time pressure. He also complained that the company failed to accommodate his disability, since he could have continued to work as a pharmacist with a reasonable accommodation that the company refused to allow. The NBC story ran locally in Washington DC on Monday and Tuesday, and in Chicago on Wednesday.