Difference between revisions of "Whistleblower Protection Laws"

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[https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/statute-limitations-sox-whistleblower-retaliation-case/#_edn1 i ii] 29 CFR § 1980.103(d).
[https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/statute-limitations-sox-whistleblower-retaliation-case/#_edn1 i ii] 29 CFR § 1980.103(d).
==='''Individual Liability Under SOX Whistleblower Protection Law'''===
A whistleblower can bring a SOX retaliation claim against individuals who have the functional ability to retaliate against the whistleblower, and are aware of the whistleblower’s protected conduct (or influenced by a person with knowledge of the protected conduct).
The Fourth Circuit and a California district court have held that directors may be held individually liable under SOX as agents of a publicly-traded company. See ''Jones v. Southpeak Interactive Corp. of Delaware,'' 777 F.3d 658, 675 (4th Cir.2015); Wadler v. Bio-Rad Labs, Inc., No. 15-cv-02356-JCS, 2015 WL 6438670 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 23, 2015).  But in [https://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/new-york/nysdce/1:2018cv11617/506415/63/0.pdf?ts=1575973435 Zornoa v. Terraform Global, Inc.] of the United States Court for the Southern District of New York held that corporate directors are not liable under SOX because they are not understood to function as agents and the statute omits directors from its list of potentially liable persons.


='''Dodd-Frank Act'''=
='''Dodd-Frank Act'''=