ERISA Whistleblower Seeks Cert Over Circuit Split

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 4:31 PM EST) -- Attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a human resources director at a Pennsylvania construction firm who accused her bosses of lying to employees about the company’s group health plan should be protected by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's whistleblower protection provisions.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit joined the Second and Fourth Circuits when it ruled in June that ERISA’s whistleblower statute was designed to protect witnesses in federal probes or other formal inquiries, not employees...
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