What SCOTUS’s “retaliatory intent” ruling means for employers
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Josh Stephens, Reporter

In a unanimous opinion last Thursday, the US Supreme Court has made it significantly easier for whistleblowers to sue their employers for retaliation.

After warning his employer of alleged misconduct, former bond strategist and whistleblower Trevor Murray sued UBS Group for unlawfully terminating his contract. According to his 2014 lawsuit, Murray was pressured into publishing misleading research reports by two leaders of the UBS trading desk.