When the Whistle Blows: The Increasing Risk of Retaliation Claims

Mason, Joni
December 2009
NACD Directorship;Dec2009/Jan2010, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p62
The article discusses the growing exposure of employers to the risk of retaliation claims in light of claimants' focus on the whistleblower provisions in various U.S. legislation. It discusses the protection being offered for whistleblowers in legislation including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and federal laws relating to workplace rights. It also explains how employers can prepare for, and reduce, any potential employee lawsuit.


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