U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
The Labor Lawyer's Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Employee Whistleblowers
By Stephen M. Kohn and Michael D. Kohn
Stephen and Michael Kohn provide a complete review of the pertinent federal laws and their interpretation. They analyze state court developments and describe the new tort based upon a “public policy exception” that explicitly protects whistleblowers in the private sector.
After examining the jurisprudential and constitutional roots of whistleblower protection, the authors outline the remedies available under state and federal law, including punitive and compensatory damages in wrongful discharge actions. Contents include: the constitutional development of whistleblower protection law; federal protection for employee whistleblowers; state protection for employee whistleblowers; overview of a whistleblower claim; protected whistleblower activity; and federal preemption and preclusion.