The False Claims Acts and The Public Policy Exception: A Match Not Made in Heaven

David B. Chaffin and Jonah S. Levinson
Massachusetts Law Review

Massachusetts law recognizes a public policy exception to the rule that at-will employment can be terminated at any time and for virtually any reason: Where an employer violates public policy in terminating an at-will employee, the employee may have a claim for wrongful discharge (a “public policy claim”). The article discusses whether a public policy claim can be based on an employer’s violation of the federal or Massachusetts False Claims Act.

This article originally appeared in the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Massachusetts Law Review, Vol. 104, no. 1.  

Shared with permission by the Massachusetts Bar Association.

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