SEC whistleblower retaliation protection ambiguous, lawyer warns


Retaliation protection for whistleblowers under the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) whistleblower programme is unclear and may lead to problems for potential whistleblowers and the SEC itself, one legal expert has warned.

The Dodd-Frank Act mandated protection from employer retaliation to whistleblowers who provide information to the SEC. However, the SEC's whistleblowing regulation widens the protection to include whistleblowers who report problems within their organisation rather

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