Yates Memo Driving Wedge Between Companies And Workers

Law360, New York (July 20, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT) -- Ten months after the U.S. Department of Justice released the so-called Yates Memo calling on prosecutors to pursue individual bad actors, experts say the new policy has employees and their employers at odds as both feel like they've been thrown under the bus.

Government officials have said frequently that the memo, written by Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, merely codifies policies that are otherwise business as usual. But attorneys on the ground countered that the memo's focus on identifying and prosecuting culpable individuals has employees feeling like they’re under attack from all sides and less likely to cooperate with internal...

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