Supreme Court to consider case that could affect corporate whistleblowing


The Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that has focused attention on the burden of proof whistleblowers reporting misconduct internally must meet to establish retaliation by their public company employer.

One expert said the court’s decision could discourage employees from reporting misconduct internally and instead encourage them to file a claim with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The case, Murray v. UBS Securities, was placed on the court’s docket in May, following an August decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to overturn a lower court’s decision that had favored the whistleblower, Trevor Murray.

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