CHAPTER 1 Deciding to Blow the Whistle

The decision to blow the whistle may be among the most significant choices you will make in your life. We want to help you make the best decision possible.

This book seeks to provide full disclosure of the many risks you are considering. It will explain your rights under the law, outlining both the protections provided for private-sector employees under Sarbanes-Oxley as well as the patchwork of other statutes. We will explore the challenges you face when relying on your legal rights. We will also describe what we have learned about patterns of institutional response against employees who step forward to speak the truth about corporate misconduct.

If you decide to blow the whistle, fully informed of the ...

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