Federal employees have strong -- but not unlimited -- whistleblower protections. There is too much at stake if you have built a career working for the U.S. government. Before you report wrongdoing or exercise employment rights, you of course want to be sure you won’t jeopardize your job, your benefits and your career.
The SEC Whistleblower Program has been a smashing success. Whistleblower tips have led to the recovery of more than $1.4 billion in fraud recoveries, much of which goes back to the victims of securities fraud.
The woman who was infamously fired after giving the middle finger to President Trump has lost her wrongful termination case. A Virginia judge tossed Juli Briskman’s lawsuit, finding no First Amendment protection for private sector employees.