Digital Realty Trust v. Somers: Does it Mark a Sea Change for Internal Whistleblowers?
Misconduct reports by internal whistleblowers, and the investigations triggered by them, are critical to effective corporate compliance and ethics programs. Where internal whistleblowers are without protections against retaliation, there is no incentive to internal reporting.
Laurie E. Leader is a Clinical Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, practicing attorney, author, certified mediator and principal of Effective Employment Mediation, LLC - Chicago, Northfield & Libertyville Offices (effectiveemploymentmediation.com). She has authored numerous articles and book chapters and two treatises and is Editor-in-Chief of Bender’s Labor and Employment Bulletin. Laurie earned an A.B. degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. degree from Cleveland State University.
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