Whistle Blowing in Private Industry

If an employee (whistle blower) provides information about another employee's (executive management)embezzlement activities and that private employer treats the whistle blower differently than other employees during promotions and bonus payouts, would that be considered retaliation and have merits for a case?
Would it be different if it was a public traded company where there is SOX oversight and if there was an investigation by the US Attorney's office?

1 answer  |  asked Jul 7, 2010 10:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Elisa Ungerman
Probably not. There is no illegal activity because the courts have decided that "whistleblowing" internally about internal affairs of the private company is not actionable - so "discrimination' as a result of that conduct would not be illegal on that ground.

posted by Elisa Ungerman  |  Jul 8, 2010 10:19 AM [EST]

Answer This Question

Sign In to Answer this Question

Related Questions with Answers

Have an Employment Law question?

Virginia Employment Lawyers

Matthew Kaplan Matthew Kaplan
The Kaplan Law Firm
ARLINGTON, VA
Matthew Sutter Matthew Sutter
Sutter & Terpak, PLLC
Annandale, VA
Gerald Lutkenhaus Gerald Lutkenhaus
Virginia Workers Compensation & Disability Lawyer
Richmond, VA
Sheri Abrams Sheri Abrams
Sheri R. Abrams PLLC
Oakton, VA
Edward Lowry Edward Lowry
MichieHamlett
Charlottesville, VA

more Virginia Employment Lawyers