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VBH-0071 - In the Matter of Raymond Gallegos; Andrew Sanchez

This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Raymond Gallegos and Andrew Sanchez (the Complainants) against their previous employer, Business Environments (BE), under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. BE is a subcontractor that provides office furniture to the DOE’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The complainants worked as furniture installers for BE until they were both terminated on December 11, 2000. The complainants allege that BE terminated them in retaliation for their refusing to work without proper paperwork.