Tag Archives: Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Wells Fargo Whistleblower Wins Reinstatement and $5.4 Million in Damages

Wells Fargo Whistleblower Wins Reinstatement and $5.4 Million in DamagesOn April 3, 2017, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered Wells Fargo to reinstate a former bank manager who blew the whistle on fraudulent behavior at the bank.  The whistleblower, who’s name was not released, reported the fraud to both supervisors and the company’s ethics hotline.… Continue Reading

Connecticut Supreme Court Hears Whistleblower Case

The Hartford Courant reports that the Connecticut state Supreme Court heard arguments on March 24, in a whistleblower case brought by a fired UBS worker.  The issue in dispute is whether an employer can discipline its employees for making internal reports about corporate wrongdoing. According to the report, UBS lawyers argued that employers should be able … Continue Reading

OSHA Finalizes Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint Procedures Under Sarbanes-Oxley

On March 6, 2015, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule finalizing procedures for handling whistleblower retaliation complaints filed under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). Sox Act contains significant protections for corporate whistleblowers. It covers employees who report fraudulent activities and violations of Securities Exchange Commission rules that can harm … Continue Reading

Did The “Conservative” U.S. Court Of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit Issue The Most Important Whistleblower Victory For 2014?

Every whistleblower, and every attorney who represents them, should be aware of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s November 12, 2014 ruling in Halliburton v. Administrative Review Board. Decided under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s anti-retaliation provision,  the case was simple.  Halliburton disclosed the name of one of its employees who had filed an SEC fraud … Continue Reading