Zimmer Biomet Sued By Former Employee

WARSAW, Ind. (WOWO): A suit against Biomet Inc. filed in New York Supreme Court Thursday seeks $10 million in compensation for a former employee who says he was fired for whistleblowing. 

Former sales representative Michael Swiss was harassed and eventually fired after bringing up concerns over kickback practices in 2010, the suit claims. Swiss brought his concerns to his regional manager and area director, who responded by threatening to fire him, according to the court filing. He was fired March 25, 2011 on the grounds of his performance. 

Monica Kendrick, vice president of Zimmer Biomet corporate communications, said in response to the suit, “We are aware of the filing and deny the allegations outlined in the lawsuit.”