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Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corp., No. A-51-09 (Dec. 2, 2010)

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT ADDRESSES CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF WHISTLEBLOWERS

Jackson Lewis P.C. • August 25, 2015
When the Supreme Court of New Jersey held in Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corp., 204 N.J. 239 (2010) that an employee’s unauthorized taking of an employer’s confidential documents can constitute protected activity when the documents are used in support of a discrimination claim. it left several vexing questions unanswered. In particular, the Court did not explain how it would reconcile this controversial decision with instances where an employee’s taking of documents constituted a violation of law.