Ex-Juul Worker Says 'Terrorizing' NDA Blocks Whistleblowing

By Mike LaSusa (June 5, 2020, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A former manager at Juul Labs Inc. has sued the electronic cigarette maker in California federal court, claiming the company uses the "terrorizing effect" of non-disclosure agreements to tamp down whistleblowing just like traditional cigarette companies have done in the past.

Marcie Hamilton, Juul's director of program management from April 2018 to March 2019, introduced the complaint she filed on Thursday by referencing tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand, whose story was popularized in the 1999 film "The Insider" starring Russell Crowe as Wigand.

Hamilton says Wigand breached his NDA by exposing wrongdoing by tobacco companies, leading to "more than $300 billion...

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