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File this under ”They had trouble seeing straight.”

A former Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) employee claims she was fired after complaining about purportedly unlawful activities — including kickbacks — that occurred at an educational institute the health care giant runs for eye-care professionals, according to a lawsuit filed in a Florida state court.


Colleen Jones, who worked for J&J for the past 25 years and most recently had been director of the Vision Care Institute, alleged the practices encompassed giving free contact lenses to company executives, including the head of the vision business, and other employees on a “grab-and-go” basis without a complete eye exam or a follow up. And sometimes, freebies involved monthly or annual supplies.

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