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SOX Whistleblower Provision Protects Public Employer Contractor, Subcontractor Employees

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    Lawson v. FMR, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 1783 (2014) (0 other reports)

Author: Marta Moakley, XpertHR Legal Editor

In Lawson v. FMR, LLC +134 S. Ct. 1158 (2014), the Supreme Court addressed whether the whistleblower provision in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) shields employees of public company contractors and subcontractors (e.g., investment advisers, lawyers and accountants) who perform work for the public company. This case marks the first time the Supreme Court has interpreted the SOX whistleblower provision.