Monday, February 13, 2006

Lawsuit Tests Whistleblowers' Protection

After Enron and WorldCom Inc. imploded, lawmakers sought to prevent future scandals, adopting reforms including job protection for insiders who blow the whistle on suspected fraud. But it's not clear if the law — known as Sarbanes-Oxley — protects workers like Mark Livingston who raise concerns about their employer, Wyeth Labs in Livingston's case, which go beyond financial matters.

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