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Entries in Retaliation (37)

Tuesday
Feb072017

FCPA whistleblower: Former Bio-Rad GC awarded $10 million for retaliatory firing

A federal jury in San Francisco took just three hours Monday to decide that Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. retaliated against former general counsel Sanford “Sandy” Wadler for reporting FCPA violations.

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Friday
Jan202017

SEC: Seattle bank impeded whistleblowers during investigation

HomeStreet Inc. settled SEC allegations Thursday that it conducted improper hedge accounting and later took illegal steps to impede employees from talking to the SEC about it.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

SEC: BlackRock impeded whistleblower rights

New York-based asset manager BlackRock Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle SEC charges that it forced more than a thousand exiting employees to waive their ability to obtain whistleblower awards.

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Tuesday
Dec202016

SEC says NeuStar tried to impede whistleblowing

The Securities and Exchange Commission fined a Virginia-based technology company $180,000 Monday for using severance agreements that impeded former employees from communicating information to the SEC.

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Monday
Nov212016

Xavier Oustalniol: First look at the whistleblower provisions in the new French anti-corruption law

After a lengthy legislative process between the National Assembly and the Senate, Sapin II, the French anti-corruption law focused on transparency and modernization of economic activity, was passed, in its final form, by the National Assembly on November 8, with a majority vote of 308 to 171.

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Monday
Oct312016

SEC warns advisors and brokers to comply with whistleblower protection rule

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has warned investment advisers and broker-dealers to comply with the Dodd-Frank whistleblower-protection rule.

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Tuesday
Oct182016

In Spain, whistleblower Anna Garrido's ten-year ordeal

Spain is in the grip of a massive corruption scandal. A trial began this month in which some of the highest-ranking former lawmakers and officials of the ruling Popular Party (PP) are facing accusations of grand corruption.

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Thursday
Oct062016

SEC brings its first stand-alone whistleblower retaliation action

The SEC last week brought its first enforcement action based solely on retaliation against a whistleblower. Casino-gaming company International Gaming Technology (IGT) agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to settle the SEC's enforcement action.

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Thursday
Sep012016

SEC: 14,000 tips later, whistleblower award program has ‘transformed the agency’

After this week's $22 milion award to a whistleblower, SEC leaders called the whistleblower program a game changer that has transformed the SEC's ability to protect investors.

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Wednesday
Aug102016

SEC fines company for severance agreements that violated whistleblower protections 

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday said an Atlanta-based building products distributor violated securities laws by using severance agreements that required departing employees to waive their rights to recover money from any whistleblower claims they filed with the SEC or other federal agencies.

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Tuesday
Dec152015

Frédéric St-Martin: Should media whistleblowers be protected? 

Whistleblowers can be a privileged source of information for journalists. Public disclosure of wrongdoing may also be one of the most powerful measures of accountability.

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Wednesday
Dec092015

Philippa Foster Back: What stops employees from blowing the whistle?

Effective speak-up or whistleblowing hotlines are an element of good governance and can act as an early warning system. But while most large companies have a formal mechanism where employees can voice concerns, our 2015 Ethics at Work survey shows that employees don't have confidence in the system.

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