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Court says fired UBS worker had right to free speech

A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state constitution and state law ban public and private employers from disciplining workers for speech made in their official capacity about "matters of significant public interest." Lawyers involved in the case said the ruling makes Connecticut the first state to affirm those free speech rights for workers under state law, after the U.S....