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New York CityTime Retaliation Suit May Proceed Against Spherion

Feb. 27, 2020, 2:47 PM

A false claims whistleblower may proceed with claims Spherion Corp., now known as SFN Group Inc., unlawfully fired him for calling attention to misconduct under the defrauded CityTime payroll project in New York City, a federal court said.

The evidence is “somewhat thin,” but a jury could conclude that Vinod Khurana was engaged in protected activity under the False Claims Act by raising concerns about misrepresentations to the city, and that Spherion knew about it, Judge Jesse M. Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday.

Khurana also identified evidence casting doubt on ...

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