The GSC has been forced to pay $6.9 million to a whistleblower who sued GSC in 2016 after discovering that a former employee was misusing a GSC-developed data analysis tool to manipulate data in its database.GSC said Thursday that the whistleblower had not provided evidence to support his allegations that a “high percentage” of its customers had paid more than $1 million for the service.
The whistleblower, who is still employed by the company, sued GSK in the Southern District of New York, alleging that GSC violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by using its data analysis tools to manipulate the company’s data, according to court documents.GST, one of the largest and most popular insurance companies in Australia, was the subject of widespread criticism after it was revealed last year that it had used software that allowed it to calculate premiums based on a person’s disability, which it did not disclose to the insurer.
The government-backed insurer later said it had identified and removed the software, but that it was “a systemic problem” that had caused it to overpay customers and not pay the people who were entitled to receive compensation.GSA said in a statement it had been advised by GSC of the whistleblower’s claims and was seeking legal advice to settle the matter.
“As a result of GSC’s response to our request for advice, we have agreed to settle this matter for an undisclosed amount,” GSA said.GCC has paid the whistleblower a $1.5 million settlement in 2018.
It has also paid more to a former GSC employee who sued the company in 2016, accusing the insurer of negligence.