DOL Adverse Action Ruling 'Outcome-Driven,' Halliburton Says

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Halliburton Inc. urged the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to overturn a U.S. Department of Labor ruling that found it had retaliated against a whistleblower by revealing his name in a document preservation notice, arguing that the decision transforms even innocent disclosures into adverse actions.

The Labor Department's administrative review board improperly reversed an administrative law judge's dismissal of allegations by former employee Anthony Menendez that the company had retaliated against him by revealing his name in a document retention notice after he had complained to the...
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