The New Jersey Supreme Court has two cases on its docket that will decide the availability of whistleblower protection for large numbers of contract workers — including lawyers for public entities.

Both cases have broad ramifications. One, Stomel v. City of Camden, A-45/46-06, will likely determine whether whistleblower protections extend to municipal public defenders, municipal prosecutors, planning board attorneys and lawyers who contract with public entities in a variety of other capacities.