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American DG Says Whistleblower Laws Don't Shield Worker

Law360, New York (April 14, 2014, 8:12 PM EDT) -- American DG Energy Inc. on Monday urged a New Jersey federal judge to rule a former worker was an independent contractor, not an employee, and therefore lacks standing to claim he was improperly fired for calling attention to the alleged double-billing of customers.

The Waltham, Mass.-based on-site energy and utility company argued for summary dismissal before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson, hoping to dodge a wrongful termination claim filed by Mikael M. Safarian, who formerly worked for American DG Energy as a senior engineer. Safarian said in his complaint that he was terminated in violation of various whistleblower laws, but...

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New Jersey

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Civil Rights: Jobs


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November 19, 2010

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