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New York Times Article Examines What Motivates Whistleblowers to Speak Out

Published On: September 20th, 2013Categories: In the News, News, Whistleblower Protection

In an September 20, 2013, article entitled Opting to Blow the Whistle or Choosing to Walk Away, New York Times reporter Alina Tugend examines “The question of when to remain quiet and when to speak out.” Tugend interviewed Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto Partner Stephen Kohn for the article. Kohn discusses what makes a whistleblower and what motivates them to come forward and break their silence. Kohn stated “the quality of complaints — with more documentation and from higher-level employees — had increased.” He surmises legislation that includes reward provisions and protection from retaliation for whistleblowers is partially the cause of the increase.

Read the full article here: Opting to Blow the Whistle or Choosing to Walk Away

Mr. Kohn is also the author of The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 2011).

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