The New Whistleblower's Handbook

A Step-By-Step Guide To Doing What's Right And Protecting Yourself
Author: Stephen Martin Kohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493028820
Category: Law
Page: 568
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An updated edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney The newest edition of The Whistleblower’s Handbook brings the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to exposing workplace wrongdoing up-to-date with new information on wildlife whistleblowing, auto safety whistleblowing, national security whistleblowing, and ocean pollution whistleblowing. It also includes a new “Toolkit” for international whistleblowers. This essential guide explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing, and in the step-by-step bulk of the book, presents more than twenty must-follow rules for whistleblowers—from finding the best federal and state laws to the dangers of blindly trusting internal corporate “hotlines” to obtaining the proof you need to win the case.

Whistleblower's Handbook

A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself
Author: Stephen Kohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762774797
Category: Law
Page: 352
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UPDATED IN MARCH 2013 to include the historic $104-million Bradley Birkenfeld whistleblower case and more! From the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney, comes the third edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing. In The Whistleblower’s Handbook, Stephen Martin Kohn explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing. In the step-by-step bulk of the book, he also presents twenty-one rules for whistleblowers.

The Whistleblower's Handbook

A Step-By-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself
Author: Stephen Kohn
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781493028818
Category: Law
Page: 384
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An updated edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation's leading whistleblower attorneyThe newest edition of The Whistleblower's Handbook brings the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to exposing workplace wrongdoing up-to-date with new information on wildlife whistleblowing, auto safety whistleblowing, national security whistleblowing, and ocean pollution whistleblowing. It also includes a new "Toolkit" for international whistleblowers. This essential guide explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing, and in the step-by-step bulk of the book, presents more than twenty must-follow rules for whistleblowers--from finding the best federal and state laws to the dangers of blindly trusting internal corporate "hotlines" to obtaining the proof you need to win the case.

Business Integrity in Practice

Insights from International Case Studies
Author: Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606494953
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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The quest for integrity in business is not only a reaction against malfeasance in business and associated calls for reform but also a search that stems from changes and new demands in the global business environment. Among the sources of these new demands are the expectations of stakeholders that corporations and their leaders will take more active roles as citizens within society and in the fight against some of the most pressing problems in the world, such as poverty, environmental degradation, defending human rights, corruption, and pandemic diseases. This book presents and critically discusses key case studies from all over the world, offering essential insights, practical advice, and guidance for any business leader wishing to lead an organization with reliable and proven integrity. The authors provide valuable research results as well as real teaching tools for faculty and students.

Public Service Ethics

Individual and Institutional Responsibilities
Author: James S. Bowman,Jonathan P. West
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351265105
Category: Political Science
Page: 388
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Ethics—in all its exemplary and exhausting forms—matters. It deals with the most gripping question in public life: "What is the right thing to do?" Now in a thoroughly revised second edition, Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities introduces readers to this personally relevant and professionally challenging field of study. No matter the topic—the necessity of ethics, intriguing human behavior experiments, the role of ethics codes, whistleblowing incidents, corruption exposés, and the grandeur and decay of morality—there is no shortage of controversy. The book enables readers to: appreciate why ethics is essential to leadership; understand and apply moral development theory at the individual and organizational levels of analysis; differentiate between ethical problems and ethical dilemmas, and design creative ways to deal with them; develop abilities to use moral imagination and ethical reasoning—to appraise, argue, and defend an ethical position, and cultivate individual and institutional initiatives to improve ethical climate and infrastructure. Authors James Bowman and Jonathan West capture reader interest by featuring learning objectives, skill-building material, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter.? The authors’ narrative is user-friendly and accessible, highlighting dilemmas and challenging readers to "own" the book by annotating the pages with one’s own ideas and insights, then interacting with others in a live or virtual classroom to stretch one’s thinking about the management of ethics and ethics of management. The ultimate goal is to bolster students’ confidence and prepare them for the ethical problems they will face in the future, equipping them with the conceptual frameworks and context to approach thorny questions and behave ethically.

Concepts and Procedures in Whistleblower Law


Author: Stephen Martin Kohn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567203547
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 527
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Attorney, scholar, teacher Stephen Kohn presents a comprehensive, unified examination of the 35 federal laws that protect whistleblowers and their rights, plus the common law protections available in each of the 50 states. He provides a step-by-step overview of how to conceptualize and litigate whistleblower cases; detailed analyses of protections for employees who disclose environmental, nuclear, and health and safety violations; a clear, concise presentation of the most important protections contained in the First Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1971, and the False Claims Act's qui tam provisions. Kohn also gives detailed discussions of protected activity, discriminatory conduct, proof of retaliation, burdens of persuasion, damages, and attorney fees. The result is a major, practical resource for attorneys, executives, judges, legal scholars, and teachers in various fields of the law.

The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide

A Handbook for Committing the Truth
Author: Tom Devine,Tarek F. Maassarani
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605099880
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.

Whistleblowers

Broken Lives and Organizational Power
Author: C. Fred Alford
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501712926
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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In a dark departure from our standard picture of whistleblowers, C. Fred Alford offers a chilling account of the world of people who have come forward to protest organizational malfeasance in government agencies and in the private sector. The conventional story—high-minded individual fights soulless organization, is persecuted, yet triumphs in the end—is seductive and pervasive. In speaking with whistleblowers and their families, lawyers, and therapists, Alford discovers that the reality of whistleblowing is grim. Few whistleblowers succeed in effecting change; even fewer are regarded as heroes or martyrs. Alford mixes narrative analysis with political insight to offer a frank picture of whistleblowing and a controversial view of organizations. According to Alford, the organization as an institution is dedicated to the destruction of the moral individualist. Frequently, he claims, the organization succeeds, which means that the whistleblowers are broken, unable to reconcile their actions and beliefs with the responses they receive from others. In addition to being mistreated by organizations, whistleblowers often do not receive support from their families and communities. In order to make sense of their stories, Alford claims, some whistleblowers must set aside the things they have always believed: that loyalty is larger than the herd instinct, that someone in charge will do the right thing, that the family is a haven from a heartless world. Alford argues that few whistleblowers recover from their experience, and that, even then, they live in a world very different from the one they knew before their confrontation with the organization.

The Whistleblower

Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice
Author: Kathryn Bolkovac,Cari Lynn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230115632
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war-torn country sounded like the perfect job. Bolkovac was shipped out to Bosnia, where DynCorp had been contracted to support the UN peacekeeping mission. She was assigned as a human rights investigator, heading the gender affairs unit. The lack of proper training provided sounded the first alarm bell, but once she arrived in Sarajevo, she found out that things were a lot worse. At great risk to her personal safety, she began to unravel the ugly truth about officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution and their connections to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department. After bringing this evidence to light, Bolkovac was demoted, felt threatened with bodily harm, was fired, and ultimately forced to flee the country under cover of darkness—bringing the incriminating documents with her. Thanks to the evidence she collected, she won a lawsuit against DynCorp, finally exposing them for what they had done. This is her story and the story of the women she helped achieve justice for.

Whistleblowers


Author: Myron P. Glazer
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465091744
Category: History
Page: 304
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What kind of person puts a successful career at risk in order to warn the public of a dangerous or illegal situation? What are the consequences of such an action, and how do these people and their families deal with the pressure? What laws protect them, and where can they turn for support? The often surprising answers are in this book, the first large-scale, long-term study of sixty-four courageous ethical resisters and their spouses.

Expert Fraud Investigation

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Tracy L. Coenen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470447840
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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A fraud investigation is aimed at examining evidence to determine if a fraud occurred, how it happened, who was involved, and how much money was lost. Investigations occur in cases ranging from embezzlement, to falsification of financial statements, to suspicious insurance claims. Expert Fraud Investigation: A Step-by-Step Guide provides all the tools to conduct a fraud investigation, detailing when and how to investigate. This guide takes the professional from the point of opening an investigation, selecting a team, gathering data, and through the entire investigation process. Business executives, auditors, and security professionals will benefit from this book, and companies will find this a useful tool for fighting fraud within their own organizations.

Whistleblower Law

A Guide to Legal Protections for Corporate Employees
Author: Stephen Martin Kohn,Michael D. Kohn,David K. Colapinto
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981273
Category: Law
Page: 285
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The first book to provide an overview of the impact, implications, and procedures of the new corporate whisteblower laws emerging from the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work

Doing the Right Thing at Work
Author: Debra R. Comer,Gina Vega
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317464389
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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This book underscores the ethical pitfalls that one can expect to encounter at work and enhances one's ability to do the right thing, despite these organizational pressures. It is a potent tool to foster more ethical

Business Ethics

Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations
Author: Denis Collins
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150638806X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 608
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Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations, Second Edition focuses on how to create organizations of high integrity and superior performance. Author Denis Collins shows how to design organizations that reinforce ethical behavior and reduce ethical risks using his unique Optimal Ethics Systems Model that outlines how to hire and train ethical employees, make ethical decisions, and create a trusting, productive work environment. Taking a practical approach, this text is packed with tips, strategies, and real-world case studies that profile a wide variety of businesses, industries, and issues. New to This Edition: Premium Ethical Dilemma videos located in the Interactive eBook challenge students to practice their ethical reasoning and ethical decision-making skills. New case studies tackle complex ethical issues through real-world companies such as the NFL, Wells Fargo, Exxon Mobil, and Volkswagen. New chapter-opening ethical dilemmas based on real situations allow students to grapple with the grey areas of business ethics. Optimal Ethics System Check-Up surveys summarize the best practices discussed in the chapter to allow students to assess, benchmark, and continuously improve their own organization. Ethics in the News activities profile real-world events such as United Airlines’ removal of a passenger on an overbooked flight to challenge students to think critically about how they would respond in a particular situation. Up for Debate features highlight contentious issues that students encounter in real life (such as Facebook privacy).

Giving Voice to Values

How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What?s Right
Author: Mary C. Gentile
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300161328
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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How can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Drawing on actual business experiences as well as on social science research, Babson College business educator and consultant Mary Gentile challenges the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools. She gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen. The book is inspired by a program Gentile launched at the Aspen Institute with Yale School of Management, and now housed at Babson College, with pilot programs in over one hundred schools and organizations, including INSEAD and MIT Sloan School of Management. She explains why past attempts at preparing business leaders to act ethically too often failed, arguing that the issue isn’t distinguishing what is right or wrong, but knowing how to act on your values despite opposing pressure. Through research-based advice, practical exercises, and scripts for handling a wide range of ethical dilemmas, Gentile empowers business leaders with the skills to voice and act on their values, and align their professional path with their principles. Giving Voice to Values is an engaging, innovative, and useful guide that is essential reading for anyone in business.

Investigating Workplace Harassment

How to be Fair, Thorough, and Legal
Author: Amy Oppenheimer,Craig Pratt
Publisher: Society for Human Resource
ISBN: 9781586440305
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 203
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Detailing specific, experienced-based techniques for conducting investigations of harassment based on gender, race, religion, national origin, age, or disability, this tutorial provides advice on every step of an investigation—planning, documenting, interviewing, weighing evidence, making a decision, and taking remedial action. General principles are illustrated with examples drawn from specific situations or lawsuits. Appendices include such information as a model harassment policy and a sample memo initiating investigation.