By Scott Oswald (November 28, 2017, 7:40 PM EST) -- Based on arguments Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, corporate whistleblowers are headed back to a world in which their main protection against retaliation will be the stalwart Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as SOX.
The stronger medicine of the Dodd-Frank Act, meanwhile, likely will be available only to employees who have reported wrongdoing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission before being fired or otherwise punished.
The upshot: While some whistleblowers still have reasons to report internally, others may run first to the SEC simply to preserve their legal options.
Even the court's liberal justices seemed unfazed by such...
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