Whistleblower Ruling May Make Workers Clam Up

Law360, New York (January 07, 2014, 7:10 PM ET) -- Would-be whistleblowers might think twice before absconding with confidential information from their employers after a New Jersey appeals court recently upheld a criminal indictment against a worker accused of stealing confidential documents to support a lawsuit, and some may be discouraged from coming forward at all, lawyers say. 

The Dec. 24 decision affirming a criminal indictment for official misconduct and theft against North Bergen Board of Education worker Ivonne Saavedra raised eyebrows on both sides of the whistleblower bar, with management-side lawyers calling the ruling an...
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