Julia Hollreiser is a law clerk in the Labor Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.
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On March 31, 2021, the Sixth Circuit addressed an issue of first impression in the circuit, holding that the False Claims Act’s (“FCA”) whistleblower protection provisions protect former employees from post-employment retaliation. United States, ex rel. Felten v. William Beaumont Hospital, No. 20-1002. Background Plaintiff was employed as a doctor at a Michigan hospital. He … Continue Reading
On December 17, 2020, the Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) of the U.S. Department of Labor affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s whistleblower retaliation claim under Section 806 of SOX. The ARB concluded that the Complainant did not engage in protected activity, noting that his complaints regarding a lack of what he characterized as “internal … Continue Reading