Bauer Business Focus

Bauer Business Focus: Supreme Court To Hear Case On Corporate Whistleblower Protections

The case involves a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act, designed to shield employees from retaliation when they report wrongdoing by their employers.

Ksenia Krylova
Ksenia Krylova, clinical assistant professor, UH Bauer College of Business

This morning in our Bauer Business Focus, we’re looking at what can happen when you decide to become a “whistleblower.” The case involved Paul Somers, an employee at a San Francisco-based technology company. According to court documents, Somers alleged he was fired after telling his bosses that the company was breaking federal financial regulations. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case this fall. Here to help explain it is Ksenia Krylova, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business.

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas delegations in the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Texas governorship, the state legislature, and county and city governments. Before taking up his current post, Andrew...

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