First-Ever Guide on How to Effectively Blow the Whistle Released
The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself. Written in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act and similar new "qui tam" rewards laws that permit employees to obtain multi-million dollar recoveries, the Handbook is the first-ever consumer's guide to whistleblowing. It contains twenty-one clear and comprehensive rules that fully explain how to effectively blow the whistle.Whistleblower reward laws now cover most of the American economy, including government contracting and procurement, tax fraud and fraud committed on Wall Street. When properly used the laws are highly successful, and whistleblowers obtained over $3 billion dollars in recoveries for the Department of Justice in 2010.
In addition to fully explaining the laws covering whistleblower rewards, The Whistleblower's Handbook also explains how employees can save their jobs by qualifying for protection under fifty separate federal anti-retaliation laws. These laws can protect whistleblowers in nearly every segment of the economy, from food safety to consumer protection to environmental enforcement. The Whistleblower's Handbook also covers topics such as taping conversations at work, removal of documents and what proof is necessary to win a retaliation case.
The Whistleblower's Handbook was written by one of America's most experienced and accomplished whistleblower attorneys, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto partner Stephen M. Kohn. Kohn has successfully represented whistleblowers for over 27 years and wrote the first-ever legal treatise on whistleblower law.
Reviews of The Whistleblower's Handbook:
"Whistleblowers should do two things: call us at 60 Minutes and read The Whistleblower's Handbook. It's 21 rules lay out the game plan for holding institutions accountable while protecting your job."
Michael Radutzky, Senior Producer 60 Minutes
"As a whistleblower who has successfully won a case against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), I can attest to the fact that this is the definitive Bible for whistleblowers. Written by Stephen Kohn, the premiere whistleblower attorney in the United States, this handbook contains everything you will need to know about blowing the whistle, and surviving."
Jane Turner, FBI Whistleblower and 25 year veteran agent
The Whistleblower's Handbook opens a window into the controversial but vital role of whistleblowers in America's workplace dating from the days of the Civil War. With compelling insider details, practical "rules" and rare insights, Stephen Kohn, the country's leading whistleblower expert, has created the essential overview for CEO's, CFO's, GC's, chief compliance officers, HR and audit professionals, and others who should be knowledgeable about this fundamental aspect of corporate life.
Donna Boehme, former Group Compliance and Ethics Officer, BP plc, and Principal, Compliance Strategists LLC
On April 9, 2011, fourteen leading whistleblower, including Bunny Greenhouse, Linda Tripp and Fred Whitehurst, hosted a reception honoring the publication of Stephen Kohn’s highly acclaimed new book The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself.
The Handbook, Kohn’s seventh book on whistleblower law, is the first practical guide for empowering employees to navigate the maze of whistleblower laws to ensure their maximum protection. It sets forth the “21 Rules” for whistleblowing. Click the photo to view a photo essay of the reception.