Some Whistleblower Claims Have Been Narrowed

The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision today narrowing the definition of the term “whistleblower” in the context of securities law. The decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers will have a ...

Whistleblower Claim Over Kicking Incident Gets the Boot

An employee suing after a co-worker kicked him in the groin ended up with only a swift boot to the backside. Mark Schaefer, an employee of Cargill Kitchen Solutions (CKS), claimed that in September of 2011, co-worker Donovan Schultz kicked him in the ...

Some Whistleblowers Now Get Six Years to Sue

The Minnesota Supreme Court has now ruled that certain claims under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA) can be brought for up to six years after the fact instead of just two. The MWA protects employees from retaliation for ...