The Hartford Courant reports that the Connecticut state Supreme Court heard arguments on March 24, in a whistleblower case brought by a fired UBS worker. The issue in dispute is whether an employer can discipline its employees for making internal reports about corporate wrongdoing.
According to the report, UBS lawyers argued that employers should be able to fire employees who make internal reports to the company such as reporting to their boss that they had uncovered evidence the company was cheating the government.
The attorney for the whistleblower argued that silencing the whistleblower would allow corporate misconduct to go unfettered.
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