CHAPTER 6 Whistleblowing and the Law

There are a number of statutory and common-law provisions aimed at safeguarding private-sector whistleblowers. Unfortunately, in addition to many lacking meaningful due process or adequate remedies, these protections are neither comprehensive nor well enforced by government agencies and the courts. What has evolved is a patchwork of specific employee legal protections covering environmental, health and safety, labor relations, and civil service issues, though recent legislative developments have consolidated whistleblower protections on the books for employees of publicly traded companies.

This chapter provides an introductory guide to your legal options, beginning with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other federal ...

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