Not all the recent whistleblower news from Capitol Hill involves the president and the Ukraine. The House last week passed a bill that would add a whistleblower protection provision to rules governing a national accounting oversight board. And on Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), introduced a bill that advocates say will protect whistleblowers who report financial crimes internally before going to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
That bill would address the impact of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers. The ruling limited protected whistleblowing to disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), leaving those who report internaly vulnerable, according to Stephen Kohn, chair of the National Whistleblower Center. Continue Reading Lawmakers take up bills to protect whistleblowers who expose financial and wildlife crimes