Juries (and the media) love to compensate whistleblowers! And with government personnel resources being limited, the government has put a bounty on the head of any company that is doing something underhanded. But companies often face whistleblowing claims even when they aren’t doing something underhanded or illegal. It really doesn’t matter if you are doing everything right – it is the perception that counts! What the employee believed and how you respond can make all the difference in whether you can overcome a whistleblower claim. Even the federal government is not immune from whistleblower complaints as it must comply with the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act).
The No FEAR Act contains significant notification and reporting obligations in addition to providing remedies to those who engage in whistleblowing activities. Join this session by expert speaker Susan Desmond to understand who is a whistleblower. Susan will also discuss Agency obligations under the No FEAR Act, including reimbursements and notices. She will also help attendees know the types of claims that whistleblowers may bring with them, and understand how to establish and manage internal investigations and compliance. This presentation will also explain how you can master the whistleblowing developments and handle the government investigation.
Who Should Attend
Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading ... More info