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Whistleblower Law

Author : Stephen Martin Kohn
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The first book to provide an overview of the impact, implications, and procedures of the new corporate whisteblower laws emerging from the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Whistleblower protection VA did little until recently to inform employees about their rights report to the Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Veterans Affairs House of Representatives

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The Whistleblower

Author : Kathryn Bolkovac
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When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war-torn country sounded like the perfect job. Bolkovac was shipped out to Bosnia, where DynCorp had been contracted to support the UN peacekeeping mission. She was assigned as a human rights investigator, heading the gender affairs unit. The lack of proper training provided sounded the first alarm bell, but once she arrived in Sarajevo, she found out that things were a lot worse. At great risk to her personal safety, she began to unravel the ugly truth about officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution and their connections to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department. After bringing this evidence to light, Bolkovac was demoted, felt threatened with bodily harm, was fired, and ultimately forced to flee the country under cover of darkness—bringing the incriminating documents with her. Thanks to the evidence she collected, she won a lawsuit against DynCorp, finally exposing them for what they had done. This is her story and the story of the women she helped achieve justice for.

Advising the Qui Tam Whistleblower

Author : Robin Page West
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Whistleblower Protection

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Discusses how federal employees who have sought whistleblower reprisal protection from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) viewed OSC's handling of their cases. Based on a survey of 945 employees. Tables.

Concepts and Procedures in Whistleblower Law

Author : Stephen Martin Kohn
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Attorney, scholar, teacher Stephen Kohn presents a comprehensive, unified examination of the 35 federal laws that protect whistleblowers and their rights, plus the common law protections available in each of the 50 states. He provides a step-by-step overview of how to conceptualize and litigate whistleblower cases; detailed analyses of protections for employees who disclose environmental, nuclear, and health and safety violations; a clear, concise presentation of the most important protections contained in the First Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1971, and the False Claims Act's qui tam provisions. Kohn also gives detailed discussions of protected activity, discriminatory conduct, proof of retaliation, burdens of persuasion, damages, and attorney fees. The result is a major, practical resource for attorneys, executives, judges, legal scholars, and teachers in various fields of the law.

Whistleblowing

Author : Roberta Ann Johnson
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An exploration of when and how - and to what effect - people make the choice to blow the whistle. Case studies from the tobacco industry, to NASA, to the FDA illustrate how individual efforts can and do transform institutions, shape public policy, and serve as a force for democratization.

Nuclear power safety industry concerns with federal whistleblower protection system report to the chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Commerce House of Representatives

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Whistleblower

Author : Richard Hicks
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Mike Stratton, a disbarred attorney, recently released from a federal prison, wakes up in jail in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, his boyhood hometown, suffering from amnesia and charged with the rape and murder of Diane Lawson. Her half-naked body was found in his Winnebago, parked at a local campground. Stratton is found next to her; unconscious, and with a head and hand injury—his blood alcohol level off the scale. Stratton ́s last memory is arriving unannounced at his Encino home, where he discovered his wife, Shiela, playing house with Gordon Heller—his best friend, former law partner, and a co-participant in the insider-trading scheme that sent Stratton to prison. When C. J. Hagerty, the feisty and eccentric female attorney appointed to defend Stratton, wins a bail hearing, Stratton sets out to discover if he, or someone else, killed Diane Lawson. Her twin sister, Laura, stood to inherit a sizable estate. Her ex-husband, whom she dumped, was still in love with her. And then there is her boss, Martin Kolb, President and CEO of Quella Industries, a high-flying local defense contractor, who Diane threatened with a "whistleblower” lawsuit. Set against the background of colorful San Diego, and filled with surprises, this intelligent, tightly-crafted murder mystery and courtroom drama, will leave readers hanging on until the final plot-twisting denouement.

Whistleblower Protection Program

Author : George Scott
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Workers who "blow the whistle" on prohibited practices play a role in enforcing federal laws, but these workers risk reprisals from their employers. The Whistleblower Protection Program at the Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA) is responsible for investigating whistleblowers' complaints. OSHA's decisions generally may be appealed to the Office of Administrative Law Judges and, ultimately, the Administrative Review Board. This report examined: (1) what is known about processing times for complaints and what affects these times; (2) what outcomes resulted; and (3) what challenges OSHA faces in administering the program. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

The Successes and Failures of Whistleblower Laws

Author : Robert G. Vaughn
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"A new roadmap for understanding the diverse perspectives and disparate bodies of law involved in any legal regime aimed at encouraging people in organisations to speak up about wrongdoing, making it possible for them to do so, and supporting and protecting them when they do. More than just a rich and readable history of whistleblowing laws, in the USA and around the world. Steeped in Robert Vaughn's personal experience as a lawyer and researcher over a 40 year period, this book stands to help solve some of the greatest conundrums in this vital area of legal regulation - one of the most complex in modern society, but one of the most crucial to integrity, accountability and organisational justice in all institutions. Compulsory reading for all policymakers, regulators, corporate leaders, researchers and activists engaged in improvement and implementation of public interest whistleblowing laws." - A.J. Brown, Griffith University and Transparency International Australia "Unlike other books on whistleblowing that simply describe and analyze whistleblowing laws, Robert Vaughn's new book provides an in-depth and unique historical account of the roots of the whistleblowing movement in such disparate events as the Mai Lai massacre, the civil rights movement, and the experiments of Stanley Milgrim. As important, he then uses that history to illuminate the competing perspectives and pressures that influenced the passage and interpretation of modern whistleblower laws. Vaughn provides a first-rate account of the varied and complex reasons for the successes and failures of these laws during the last forty years." - Richard Moberly, University of Nebraska College of Law, US Drawing on literature from several disciplines, this enlightening book examines the history of whistleblower laws throughout the world and provides an analytical structure for the most common debates about the nature of such laws and their potential successes and failures. The author explores the relationship between the actions of whistleblowers and the character of laws protecting them, as well as their administration and enforcement. The book considers the role of civil society groups in the successes of whistleblower laws and how current controversies reflect issues attached to these laws over half a century. This study contains perspectives from which successes and failures can be evaluated and will appeal to policy makers, scholars, whistleblower advocacy and other civil society groups, as well as anyone with a general interest in the subject.

Whistleblower

Author : Tess Gerritsen
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When Victor Holland came flying out of the night, he ran straight into the path of Catherine Weaver's car. Having uncovered a terrifying secret that leads all the way to Washington, Victor is running for his life—and from the men who will go to any lengths to silence him. Though Victor's story sounds like the ravings of a mad-man, the haunted look in his eyes—and the bullet hole in his shoulder—tell Cathy a different story. As each hour brings pursuers ever closer, she has to wonder, is she giving her trust to a man in danger or trusting her life to a dangerous man? "It's scary just how good Tess Gerritsen is..." — Harlan Coben

Whistleblower s Handbook

Author : Stephen Martin Kohn
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UPDATED IN MARCH 2013 to include the historic $104-million Bradley Birkenfeld whistleblower case and more! From the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney, comes the third edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing. In The Whistleblower’s Handbook, Stephen Martin Kohn explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing. In the step-by-step bulk of the book, he also presents twenty-one rules for whistleblowers.

Whistleblower Protection

Author : George A. Scott
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Workers who "blow the whistle" on prohibited or unlawful practices that they discover during their employment can play an important role in the enforcement of fed. laws. However, these whistleblowers may also risk reprisals from their employers. Fed. laws establish whistleblower protection processes, whereby workers who believe that they have faced retaliation for blowing the whistle can report it to the appropriate fed. agency. OSHA is responsible for investigating whistleblower complaints filed by non-fed. workers. This report found that OSHA has done little to ensure that investigators have the necessary training to do their jobs, and that it lacks sufficient internal controls to ensure that the whistleblower program operates as intended. Illustrations.

Dear Whistleblower

Author : Joan Rooney Riccitelli
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He is thirteen years old and an eighth grade honor student when he kills for the first time. He kills again just before he graduates from college, but then, afraid of the police, makes a vow to himself that he will never kill again. And he keeps that vow for many years as he becomes a solid citizen of the affluent shoreline town of Hastings, Connecticut. Patty Bass, a runner and former actress, is elated when she is hired to teach third grade at the award-winning Island Brooke School in Hastings. Newly married and in the best of health, her own death is the farthest thing from her mind as she begins the academic year. But then Patty is shocked to discover that her renowned principal is changing standardized test scores. After she reports the test tampering to the superintendent of schools, Patty hopes that she can step back and stay out of the furor that erupts in town. What Patty doesn't know is that her act of good citizenship has just opened the door for the cold-blooded sociopath to initiate his well-orchestrated third murder. When threatening letters addressed to Dear Whistleblower begin arriving in her mailbox, Patty realizes she's landed in a deadly predicament with no clear way out. Packed with nail-biting suspense and vivid characters, Dear Whistleblower is a first-rate thriller guaranteed to keep you turning the page.

Whistleblower Whining

Author : Kenneth Clements
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A raw and honest autobiography covering the effects of a whistleblower in the cable television industry.

The Corporate Whistleblower s Survival Guide

Author : Tom Devine
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From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.

Whistleblower in der Sicherheitspolitik Whistleblowers in Security Politics

Author : Falter Deiseroth
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Der Band stellt die Preisverleihungen des deutschen Whistleblowerpreises 2011 und 2013 sowie deren Preisträger vor und analysiert deren Hintergründe, Motive und aktuelle Situation. Den Whistleblowerpreis 2011 erhielt Chelsea (Bradley) Manning, der das Video Collateral Murder mit Hilfe von WikiLeaks der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich machte. Das Video ist seitdem zu einem Sinnbild für die Verrohung im Denken, Reden und Handeln von Soldaten im Krieg geworden, ohne Rücksicht auf Völkerrecht und humanitäre Verluste. Immer wieder wird es weltweit in den Massenmedien gezeigt oder zitiert. Das unerhört h.

Whistleblower Soldier Spy

Author : Tom Clonan
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Captain Tom Clonan's odyssey begins as an Irish army officer in war-torn Lebanon and Bosnia. As a soldier, he witnesses the brutality and squalor of war in the conflict zones of the Middle East and Central Europe. On his return to peacetime Ireland, he is forced to confront the dark secret at the heart of the Irish Armed Forces including the systematic sexual harassment of Irish women soldiers. Over a million US troops have taken part in the Global War on Terror. Most take their first steps on that journey at Shannon Airport. Thousands return in sealed coffins. From Shannon Airport, to Iraq, Syria and Guantanamo Bay - Clonan's exploration of this world war begins, and ends, in Ireland. Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy charts Clonan's progression from soldier to academic and journalist as Irish Times security analyst and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty. Clonan writes of his own personal hardships, coming to terms with the loss of a precious daughter and the struggle to protect a son in ill health. It is a testimony to conflict, global and personal, and of the importance of moral courage. It is a book which ultimately affirms the power of love in the fight against the forces of destruction.

The Dog Whistleblower

Author : Lloyd Turner
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The world is a crazy place so if you are going to live life you need to see the big picture. Those who do not see and grasp the big picture view of life are doomed to misery without an anchor. The world is complex and scary; there is fear and suspicion intertwined in relationships. Religion and its antics are discouraging, and racial injustice is not just an American problem it is a world problem. As a matter of fact racism and class are the most prevailing forces driving the world toward Armageddon. The great tribulation period is shaping up right before our eyes and few if any see it. Do you hear the dog whistle?