January 4, 2018 / 12:01 AM / a year ago

3rd Circuit raises the bar on whistleblower retaliation claims

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said whistleblowers must show that their protected activity was the sole cause of a firing or other action taken against them in order to prevail on retaliation claims.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict in favor of drugmaker CSL Behring LLC in a retaliation case brought by a former marketing director, Marie DiFiore, who accused the company of forcing her out after she raised concerns about off-label marketing.

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