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9th Cir. widens circuit split over Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections

9th Cir. widens circuit split over Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections

A recent decision from the 9th Circuit has served to widen the circuit split over whether Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections should protect internal whistleblowers.  In early March, a split 9th Circuit panel found in favor of extending Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections to…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Retaliation, Whistleblower, Whistleblower protection

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2nd Cir. revives JPMorgan whistleblower suit

2nd Cir. revives JPMorgan whistleblower suit

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently revived a whistleblower suit against JPMorgan Chase filed by former wealth management pro Jennifer Sharkey.  Sharkey has alleged JPMorgan fired her after she warned that an Israeli client was committing fraud.  The…
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OSHA, Sarbanes-Oxley, U.S. Department of Labor, workplace retaliation

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SOX and “reasonable beliefs”

Sarbanes-Oxley Act - SOX

In a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, future potential whistleblowers alleging retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) may have found an easier path to proceed with their claims.  The Eighth Circuit’s opinion in Beacom v….
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Dodd-Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, workplace retaliation

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Retaliation claim settled by Phoenix VA whistleblower

Brandon Coleman testifies before Congress regarding accountability and retaliation

Embattled Phoenix VA whistleblower Brandon Coleman has settled his retaliation claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which was taken up and investigated by the Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”).  Following the settlement, Coleman returned to work at the VA…
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Veterans Affairs, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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Retaliation against whistleblower who reported “soft spots” leads DOL to sue

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has sued a Niagara Falls contractor, alleging retaliation against a demolition worker that reported health and safety concerns to the company about a Buffalo, New York, demolition site.  The suit, filed in the Western…
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OSHA, Retaliation, U.S. Department of Labor

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EEOC issues proposed guidance on retaliation; seeking to broaden the definition of retaliatory conduct and the concept of causation.

EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued its draft proposed enforcement guidance on retaliation and related issues.  The EEOC’s proposed changes represent the first time the EEOC has sought to change its guidance on workplace retaliation in approximately…
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EEOC

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Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan alleged by Ex-Viacom VP in whistleblower suit

Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan

As initially reported by Reuters, a former vice president of Viacom, Inc. has sued the media giant claiming that she was fired in retaliation for her opposition to Viacom’s alleged Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan, which involved illegally avoiding paying…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, Tax Fraud, Whistleblower, workplace retaliation

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