Category Whistleblower

Obama’s Budget Proposes to Shield IRS Whistleblowers from Retaliation

by Ashley Tease Whistleblowers can temporarily rejoice as President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposes to protect people who disclose tax evasion to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  A sticking point for lawmakers and lawyers advocating on behalf of persons who report tax cheats to the IRS is the implementation of anti-retaliation protections. In the […]

Williams v. Dallas Independent School District

Employees need not make an express concern for the environment or public health when engaging in protected whistleblower activity under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). An employee was terminated allegedly in violation of protected whistleblower activity under CERCLA and TSCA, as a result of the […]

Spinner v. Landau and Assocs.

Contractors working for publicly traded companies are afforded whistle blowing protection when reporting  violations of laws or Security and Exchange Commission regulations identified under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”).  In Spinner, the respondent employer fired a certified public accountant after he reported an internal control and reconciliation problem at S.L. Green, the company […]