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U.S. Supreme Court Expands Anti-Retaliation Protection of Sarbanes-Oxley

by Derek T. Smith In Lawson v. FMR LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) only applied to employees of public companies, not those of contractors. SOX established anti-retaliation provisions for whistleblowers by prohibiting public companies or contractors from retaliating… Read More »

New Standards for Pleading in Retaliation Cases

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is one of the less frequently discussed laws governing retaliatory discharge of employees. Yet, for those working in the financial or corporate sector it can be of vital importance. Various federal statutes governing issues ranging from workplace safety to on-the-job discrimination contain prohibitions against retaliation directed towards employees who report violations. The… Read More »

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