Ex-Employee Claims Organic Chicken Labels were Falsified
It’s the story of little David against the Big Corporate Giant. Vashti Dalipsingh liked her job as manager at Cericola Farms Inc. in Ontario, Canada, but she knew something was not right. After reviewing some of the company’s records, Dalipsingh discovered that documents had been falsified and chicken that was labeled as being organic really wasn’t. When she told her findings to a senior supervisor she was warned that if she said anything more about the issue she would be the one implicated as the wrong doer.
Dalipsingh didn’t heed the warning of her senior supervisor as was stated on gazetadopovo.com. She felt that if she spoke up and made the company owners aware of what was going on things would change. The only thing that changed was her employment status. She was fired from her management position at Cericola Farms and has now filed a lawsuit against the company in Supreme Court. Dalipsingh has filed a claim that alleges wrongful dismissal and is suing for damages, both punitive and aggravated.
Dalipsingh alleges that poultry arriving at the processing plant had code numbers changed to read that they were organic when if fact they were not. The high demand for organic chicken made the product in short supply, so documents were falsified to help meet the demand. The company records of the falsification practices Dalipsingh allegedly discovered dated back 8 months.