Difference between revisions of "Whistleblower Protection Laws"

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=='''Four advantages to bringing a SOX claim in addition to a Dodd-Frank claim:'''==
=='''Four advantages to bringing a SOX claim in addition to a Dodd-Frank claim:'''==
*<u>Uncapped special damages:</u> The Dodd-Frank Act authorizes economic damages and equitable relief but does not authorize non-economic damages.  In contrast, SOX authorizes uncapped “special damages” for emotional distress and reputational harm.
*<u>Uncapped special damages:</u> The Dodd-Frank Act authorizes economic damages and equitable relief but does not authorize non-economic damages.  In contrast, SOX authorizes ''uncapped'' [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sarbanes-oxley-authorizes-damages-repetitional-harm/ “special damages” for emotional distress and reputational harm].
*<u>Exemption from mandatory arbitration:</u>  SOX provides an unequivocal exemption from mandatory arbitration, but Dodd-Frank claims are subject to arbitration.
*<u>Exemption from mandatory arbitration:</u>  SOX provides an unequivocal [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/mandatory-arbitration-agreements-encompass-sox-whistleblower-claims/ exemption from mandatory arbitration], but Dodd-Frank claims are subject to arbitration.
*<u>Preliminary reinstatement:</u>  If an OSHA investigation concludes that an employer violated the whistleblower protection provision of SOX, OSHA can order the employer to reinstate the whistleblower.
*<u>Preliminary reinstatement:</u>  If an OSHA investigation concludes that an employer violated the [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/legal-services/sarbanes-oxley-whistleblower/ whistleblower protection provision of SOX], OSHA can order the employer to [https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/sp_faq/can-osha-order-reinstatement-sarbanes-oxley-whistleblower/ reinstate the whistleblower].
*<u>Favorable causation standard:</u>  A far more generous burden of proof (“contributing factor” causation under SOX, rather than “but for” causation under Dodd-Frank).
*<u>Favorable causation standard:</u>  A far more generous burden of proof ([https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/clear-convincing-evidence-whistleblower-case/ “contributing factor” causation] under SOX, rather than “but for” causation under Dodd-Frank).


=='''Four advantages to bringing a Dodd-Frank claim in addition to a SOX claim:'''==
=='''Four advantages to bringing a Dodd-Frank claim in addition to a SOX claim:'''==