Difference between revisions of "Whistleblower Protection Laws"

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='''Sarbanes-Oxley'''=
='''Sarbanes-Oxley'''=
Section 806 of the '''Sarbanes-Oxley Act''' protects [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/protected-whistleblower-protection-provision-sarbanes-oxley-act/ whistleblowers at covered employers] who report to their supervisor or the government conduct that they reasonably believe constitutes wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, or a violation of any rule or regulation of the SEC, or [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/examples-sox-protected-activity-protected-whistleblowing/ any provision of Federal law relating to fraud against shareholders.]
Some SOX whistleblowers have obtained substantial recoveries, including jury verdicts of [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/jury-awards-former-bio-rad-counsel-8m-sarbanes-oxley-whistleblower-case/ $11M] and [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/jury-awards-1-6m-to-sarbanes-oxley-whistleblower/ $5M] in [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/whistleblower-law-videos/sox-whistleblower-protection-faqs/ SOX whistleblower retaliation cases.]  Leading SOX whistleblower lawyer [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/attorneys-profile/jason-zuckerman/ Jason Zuckerman] has established favorable precedent construing SOX and has obtained more than ten settlements in SOX matters in excess of $1 million, two of which were above $4 million.
To succeed in a Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claim, the whistleblower must show by a preponderance of the evidence that
To succeed in a Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claim, the whistleblower must show by a preponderance of the evidence that
#she had engaged in protected whistleblowing activity;
#she had engaged in protected whistleblowing activity;