Congress Should Pass Stronger Whistleblower Protections

Law360 (October 14, 2020, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Less than two weeks after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously praised[1] its Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower reward program, the first-ever national opinion poll on whistleblowers was publicly released. It was great news for whistleblowers and another blow to corporate fraudsters.

According to the poll,[2] 81% of likely voters polled believe that Congress should prioritize enacting laws to protect corporate employees who report fraud.[3] Voters not only wanted to see corporate whistleblowers protected, but over a quarter of them, 27%, stated that legislation should be an immediate priority for Congress.

Given pending legislation concerning COVID-19, and other issues widely supported by...

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