Statement on Court Filing by SEC to Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation

Public Statement

Statement on Court Filing by SEC to Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation

Sean McKessy
Chief, Office of the Whistleblower


Feb. 20, 2014

“The Commission’s whistleblower program both encourages whistleblowers to report wrongdoing and protects them when they do.  Today's filing makes clear that under SEC rules, whistleblowers are entitled to protection regardless of whether they report wrongdoing to their employer or the Commission.  The Commission's brief supports the anti-retaliation protections under the Dodd-Frank Act that I believe are critical to the success of the SEC's whistleblower program.”

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More Information: SEC amicus brief


Last modified: Feb. 20, 2014