Tag: Whistleblowers

Wells Fargo scandal shows serious lack of effective leadership

by Dan Oswald President Harry S. Truman famously had a plaque on his desk that read, “The buck stops here.” It was a reminder to himself that he couldn’t pass responsibility for the way the country was governed. Ultimately, he was responsible. Responsibility comes with leadership. If you’re in a position of authority, you’re accountable […]


Understand the whistleblower (and prevent retaliation claims)

by Ken Broda-Bahm and Brad Cave With retaliation claims again topping the list of charges filed most frequently with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and whistleblower claims on the rise, employers can learn a great deal by better understanding the psychology of a whistleblower.  Retaliation is all about perception In its 2015 enforcement and […]


When Employees Blow the Whistle

by Hillary J. Collyer Whistleblowing has become a hot topic. Just a few years ago, three prominent whistleblowers were named Time magazine’s “person of the year.” Whistleblowing occurs when an employee charges that some wrongdoing or illegal conduct occurred within the company. This article addresses employers’ responsibility to protect whistleblowers from retaliation. No statute spells […]