The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourselfby Stephen Kohn
From America's leading whistleblower's attorneythe third updated edition of his layman's guide to the legal do's and don'ts of exposing workplace wrongdoing Do you suspect that your employer is skirting safety or environmental rules, cheating on taxes, violating government contracts, committing financial fraud, or breaking the law? That your boss is a crook? Welcome to the ranks of the close to 50 percent of American workers who have witnessed fraud or misconduct at workabout half of whom take initial steps to "do the right thing" by reporting it. Few get far. Despite a revolutionary spate of laws in recent years that not only protect whistleblowers but also provide for large monetary rewards, the legislative labyrinth remains daunting. All too often this means silence, lost court cases, damaged careers, and a failure to effect real change.Now, updated in March 2013 to include the historic $104-million Bradley Birkenfeld whistleblower case and more, comes the third edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation's leading whistleblower attorney. In The Whistleblower's Handbook, Stephen Martin Kohn explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing. In the step-by-step bulk of the book, he also presents twenty-one rules for whistleblowersfrom finding the best federal and state laws to knowing your way around the far-reaching Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009, and from the dangers of blindly trusting internal corporate "hotlines" to obtaining the proof you need to win the case. Also included are six easy-reference checklists on whistleblower reward laws and other legislation.
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Stephen Martin Kohn is one of the leading whistleblower attorneys in the United States and is the Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center. Since 1984 he has successfully represented numerous nationally recognized whistleblowers. He is regularly consulted by House and Senate leaders for help in drafting whistleblower protection laws. He is the author of several legal books on the subject.
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I just finished reading Mr.Kohn's handbook and what sets this book apart from all other books written for whistleblowers is that it extremely comprehensive and does not limit the information to any particular area of whistleblowing. It is easy to read & understandable to a non-attorney and Mr. Kohn is quite direct in his approach to answering the questions that face every American worker. When researching more about Mr. Kohn I've learned that he is also the Executive Director of the National Whistleblower's Center located in Washington,DC. Wow...The website also has a wealth of information. This book will help me defend my case because it combines the law with real case examples. Thank you Mr. Kohn for dedicating your time & knowledge to help all whistleblowers!
All potential whistleblowers must read this book!! Provides helpful instructions about the process of bringing to light fraud or misconduct in the work place. Shows employees the way to blow the whistle while protecting themselves in a way that will relieve the employee's fears. I would also recommend this book to anyone who is concerned with fraud in business or government. The book brought to my attention the shocking facts regarding the corruption that takes place in the world.