Limiting the Scope of Anti-Retaliation Measures: The Supreme Court Narrows the Definition of the term “Whistleblower” Under the Dodd-Frank Act

In Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers, the Supreme Court in stated the “Dodd-Frank’s text and purpose leave no doubt” about who the term “whistleblower” applies to, holding that whistleblower protection in the Dodd-Frank Act only covers employees who first report securities laws violations to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

For a review of some of the implications the matter holds for employers, see here.

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