Top NJ Court To Consider Charges For Worker's Doc Theft

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday agreed to render a decision that will clarify whether employees who steal confidential documents from their workplaces to support whistleblower lawsuits are entitled to exemption from criminal charges stemming from the theft.

New Jersey’s high court granted certification Friday to Ivonne Saavedra, a payroll clerk for the North Bergen County, N.J., Board of Education, who stole confidential documents to support a claim against her former employer under the state’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act and Law Against Discrimination, according...
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