Gregory (Greg) Keating, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Boston office, was cited in the FCA Compliance Report, in “Whistleblowers and the Exit Interview,” by Thomas Fox.
Following is an excerpt:
I moderated a Keynote Panel Thursday at the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) 2021 IMPACT Conference. On the panel were Greg Keating, partner at Epstein Becker Green, Dr. Kyle Welch, Assistant Professor at George Washington University and Dr. Pat Harned, CEO of ECI. Our topic was whistleblowers, recent reports on whistleblower activity over the past year and whistleblower retaliation. Interestingly, Dr. Welch and Keating suggested that one of the key areas to obtain whistleblowing and other reporting information is in the exit interview.
Moreover, the exit interview can be a further mechanism to operationalize compliance. This type of interview is used when someone voluntarily departs from a company, as opposed to a lay-off or reduction in force exercise. Typically departing employees are more willing to share about their experiences, concerns and issues which led to their employment departure.