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Monthly Archives: August 2010

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Who are The Other Guys?

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
The initial premise of the new Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg movie is that when the real action hero cops (played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) fall flat, then the New York Police Unit will have to turn to "The Other Guys" to fight crime. The film is well cast to take advantage of the comedic… Continue Reading

ARB protects duty speech, but not investigating duties

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Department of Labor, Environmental Whistleblowers
The Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) has released eleven (11) decisions issued in July, four (4) of which address substantive law.  That is down from seven (7) substantive decisions issued in July 2009. At this rate, it will be difficult for the ARB to bring its backlog down below two years anytime soon. In Vinnett v. Mitsubishi Power… Continue Reading

Study shows benefits of anti-retaliation policies

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
The Ethics Resource Center has just released a report from its 2009 National Business Ethics Survey. The report, called "Retaliation: The Cost to Your Company and Its Employees," documents how companies that tolerate retaliation suffer increased levels of employee misconduct. The report documents how the employees’ mere perception of retaliation is sufficient to deter reporting of misconduct.  It is also… Continue Reading

Whistleblower sues Bayer over termination

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
According to Reuters, whistleblower, Ralph Fabiano, sued German pharmaceutical manufacturing company, BAYER AG. Fabiano alleges that he was terminated from his position at the company for refusal to alter the results of particular auditing and accounting tests required under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Subsequent to Fabiano’s dogged refusal to falsify data, he was removed from the project and fired shortly thereafter.… Continue Reading