Whistleblower Law Blog

U.S. Bank in Seattle Ordered to Reinstate Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower

On June 1, 2010, OHSA ordered U.S. Bank in Seattle to reinstate a former manager fired in retaliation for filing an internal complaint alleging securities and bank fraud by company employees.  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) protects employees who engage in protected activity by providing information that the employee reasonably believes constitutes a violation of federal mail, wire, bank or securities fraud; federal law relating to fraud against shareholders; or any rule or regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

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