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After Minnesota Supreme Court ruling, new rules for whistleblowers

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A unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court decision has made it considerably easier for workers to file—and win—whistleblower lawsuits under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA).

The case, Friedlander v. Edwards Lifesciences, determined that revisions to the law back in 2013 ended the old requirement that, to be a whistleblower, a worker had to report an alleged illegal act with the purpose of exposing its illegality.

In the wake of Friedlander, now it doesn’t matter what the worker’s purpose was, just that he or she made the report.

What the case was about

James sued his former employer, alleging it terminated him because he reported an alleged management plan to breach a contract. He made the report to the very same managers he believed were intent on breaking the agreement.

Shortly afterward, he was fired, supposedly for expense report irregularities.

The employer tried to get James’ lawsuit dismissed, arguing t...(register to read more)

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