Employment Pacts No Match For Whistleblower Protections

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT) -- A defense contractor facing a former employee's False Claims Act suit over deceptive billing recently filed trade secret and contract counterclaims alleging the whistleblower violated his employment agreement by taking company documents, but experts say the strategy is risky considering the protection afforded to most whistleblowers.

After a former financial planning and analysis manager for Massachusetts-based L-3 Communications SSG-Tinsley Inc. turned over data during discovery that he was using to back up his qui tam suit, the contractor struck back, arguing secrecy and confidentiality provisions in...
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