March 2, 2018 / 10:45 PM / 9 months ago

6th Circuit says constructive discharge claims don't require proof of intent

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said that plaintiffs who sue their former employers for constructive discharge under a federal whistleblower law do not need to show that their supervisors intentionally forced them out of their jobs.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion revived a False Claims Act lawsuit by Sue Smith, a former nursing director for Louisiana-based home healthcare agency LHC Group Inc who said she quit because her position required her to take part in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid.

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