One of the most important developments in our profession is the emergence of Compliance 2.0, as championed by Donna Boehme and others. What is Compliance 2.0?
Posts Tagged: Retaliation
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced its first enforcement action Wednesday against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements that could illegally stifle whistleblowing.
The SEC charged Houston-based KBR Inc.… Continue Reading
Donna Boehme is widely credited with transforming the compliance profession into what is now known as Compliance 2.0. For that ten-year pioneering struggle and for creating models for global compliance programs, the SCCE’s 10-year anniversary award for dedicated service went to her as the “Lion of Compliance.”… Continue Reading
Ian Foxley was six months into his new job overseeing a $3.5 billion supply contract between the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Saudi Arabia’s National Guard, when he noticed that a procurement document requiring his signature included $2.5 million in strange, additional charges.… Continue Reading
A former paralegal for Sanofi claims she was fired in September in retaliation for revealing a huge scheme involving kickbacks to doctors that violated U.S. federal law.
Diane Ponte filed the lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court in Newark.… Continue Reading
Last month the Guardian published an excellent and informative article by Andrew Smith entitled Blowing It. The article looks at the perceived rise of whistleblowing, the courage of individual whistleblowers for whom the consequences have proved severe, and the support that can be given by governments and support groups.… Continue Reading
The DOJ is enhancing whistleblower protections for employees who expose problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where reports of retaliation have been criticized by the White House and lawmakers.
An October 17 letter from Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik to Senators Charles Grassley and Ron Wyden set out 11 reforms to encourage workers to come forward without fear of reprisals.… Continue Reading
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of lawsuit filed by a former Siemens compliance officer in China who said the company retaliated against him after he internally reported alleged corrupt sales practices.… Continue Reading
Whether a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) can be a protected whistleblower under the Employment Rights Act 1996 ERA was recently considered by the UK Supreme Court.
The whistleblower was initially employed by a UK law firm to develop a joint venture with a Tanzanian law firm.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief on Thursday, arguing that whistleblowers are entitled to protection from employer retaliation, even if they report the wrongdoing only to their employer and not to the SEC.… Continue Reading