Lawmakers Say KBR Non-disclosure Agreements Stop Whistle Blowers

Lawmakers say KBR non-disclosure agreements stop whistle blowers

A non-disclosure agreement that contractor KBR has made its employees sign might violate whistleblower protection and false claims laws and prevent its employees from reporting wrongdoing, a group of lawmakers wrote in letter Nov. 20.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, chairwoman of the Senate subcommittee on financial and contracting oversight, sent a letter to KBR CEO Stuart Bradie asking for more information about the non-disclosure agreements.

The lawmakers said the agreements prohibited employees from reporting wrongdoing without advance authorization from the KBR general counsel.

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