Actively Guarding against Suits
Discrimination and Whistleblower cases
Discrimination cases are brought frequently by whistleblowers against executives. Whistleblowers may claim that the executive discriminated against that whistleblower. Every executive needs a good understanding, but often executives do not have a good understanding, of key employment laws in the area of discrimination suits. Discrimination is never permitted against protected persons, which now includes new classes such as whistleblowers. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act makes whistleblowers a protected class. In cases of disparaging or changing the working conditions of a whistleblower, the risk exposure would be enormous to the officer individually.