In New Jersey, there is a whistleblower law called the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 et seq. This law is designed to protect employees who report activities they believe are illegal, unethical or immoral in the workplace. Many employers believe there is an exception to the general rule known as the “job duties ….
Currently, authority is split concerning whether the Dodd-Frank Act protects whistleblowers when making internal disclosures of potential securities law violations. Last year, a case out of the Fifth Circuit, Asadi v. G.E. Energy, held that Dodd-Frank’s protections have limited whistleblowers from disclosing information to the SEC. In contrast, several other courts have held otherwise, i.e. ….