Supreme Court Narrows Definition Of Whistleblower

By Dunstan Prial (February 21, 2018, 10:33 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a narrow definition of the term "whistleblower," a decision that will significantly limit the scope of anti-retaliation measures meant to protect whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Act.

The U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed the definition of "whistleblower," siding with Digitial Realty Trust that an employee must bring allegations to the Securities and Exchange Commission to be afforded protection under Dodd-Frank. (Law360) The justices ruled in favor of petitioner Digital Realty Trust, finding that employees who bring securities law complaints against their companies must first take their allegations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...

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