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The corporate whistleblower's survival guide : a handbook for committing the truth, Tom Devine and Tarek F. Maassarani

Label
The corporate whistleblower's survival guide : a handbook for committing the truth
Title
The corporate whistleblower's survival guide
Title remainder
a handbook for committing the truth
Statement of responsibility
Tom Devine and Tarek F. Maassarani
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who "challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust" have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value-and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject
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DLC
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1951-
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Devine, Tom
Dewey number
344.7301
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3471
LC item number
.D48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Maassarani, Tarek F
Series statement
A BK currents book
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  • Whistle blowing
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Employees
  • Law
Label
The corporate whistleblower's survival guide : a handbook for committing the truth, Tom Devine and Tarek F. Maassarani
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Dr Jeffrey Wigand -- Introduction: Whistleblowing in corporate America -- Need for this handbook -- Message to corporate leaders -- Chapter 1: Deciding To Blow the Whistle -- What constitutes a whistleblower case? -- Facing conflicting values and goals -- Whistleblowers at their best -- Reality check for the aspiring whistleblower -- Shooting the messenger -- Personal price -- Chapter 2: Red Flags -- Targeting dissenters: tactics of retaliation -- Spotlight the whistleblower, not the wrongdoing -- Build a damaging record against the whistleblower -- Threaten them -- Isolate them -- Set them up for failure -- Physically attack them -- Eliminate their jobs -- Paralyze their careers -- Blacklist them -- Neutralizing dissent: tactics of cover-up -- Gag the employees -- Study it to death -- Separate expertise from authority -- Institutionalize conflict of interest -- Keep them ignorant -- Prevent the development of a written record -- Rewrite the issues -- Scapegoat the small fry -- Chapter 3: What To Know Before You Blow -- Be clear about your objectives -- Anonymity versus going public -- Questions to help you decide -- Thirteen essential survival tips -- Maintaining your sanity -- Relationships, relationships, relationships! -- Building partnerships -- Gathering more information -- Corporate filings -- Other information in the public record -- Freedom of Information Act -- Public interest organizations and the media -- Note on defamation -- Public figures versus private citizens -- Truth as an absolute defense -- Chapter 4: Where To Go When You Want to Blow -- Whistle where you work: the corporate channels -- In-house disclosure programs -- Going up the chain of command -- Pointers for taking it up the chain -- Whistleblowing to regulators and law enforcement -- Problem of regulatory capture -- Pointers for taking it to an agency -- Whistleblowing to congress -- Risks and rewards of taking it to congress -- Pointers for taking it to congress -- Blowing the whistle on fraud through the courts -- Origins of the False Claims Act -- How a false claims suit works -- Considerations before filing a false claims suit -- Whistleblowing and the media -- News media -- Pointers for taking it to the news media -- New and social media -- Pointers for using social and new media -- Chapter 5: Getting Help In Blowing The Whistle -- Advocacy partners: a whistleblower's best friend -- Public interest organizations -- Employee organizations -- Employee support organizations -- Professional associations -- Considerations before working with advocacy partners -- Questions to ask before taking on an advocacy partner -- Whistleblowing on the web -- WikiLeaks and similar sites -- Whistleblowers and their lawyers -- Considerations before selecting a lawyer -- Pointers for choosing a lawyer -- Pointers for working with your lawyer -- Terminating the attorney-client relationship -- Chapter 6: Whistleblowing And The Law -- SOX and federal whistleblower statutes: a mirage of protection -- Your rights on paper -- SOX on paper -- Your rights in reality -- What went wrong: OSHA -- What went wrong: ARB -- Times are they-a-changin'? -- Pointers for filing a SOX whistleblower complaint -- False Claims Act -- State statutory protections -- Common-law protections -- Chapter 7: Corporate Whistleblower Reform -- Principles of reform -- Citizen Enforcement Act -- Corporate policies and guidelines -- Corporate whistleblower's bill of rights and responsibilities -- Alternative dispute resolution -- Types of alternative dispute resolution -- Hanford Concerns Council -- Conclusion -- Whistleblower toolkit -- Tool A: Filing a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaint -- Tool B: Sample FOIA request letter -- Tool C: Public interest organizations -- Tool D: Online resources -- Tool E: Federal statues with corporate whistleblower provisions -- Tool F: International ombudsman association standards of practice -- Tool G: International best practices for whistleblower policies -- Tool H: Model whistleblower hotline policy -- Tool I: Model Citizen Enforcement Act -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the government accountability project
Control code
ocn681500733
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 335 pages
Isbn
9781605099859
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010053687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)681500733
Label
The corporate whistleblower's survival guide : a handbook for committing the truth, Tom Devine and Tarek F. Maassarani
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Dr Jeffrey Wigand -- Introduction: Whistleblowing in corporate America -- Need for this handbook -- Message to corporate leaders -- Chapter 1: Deciding To Blow the Whistle -- What constitutes a whistleblower case? -- Facing conflicting values and goals -- Whistleblowers at their best -- Reality check for the aspiring whistleblower -- Shooting the messenger -- Personal price -- Chapter 2: Red Flags -- Targeting dissenters: tactics of retaliation -- Spotlight the whistleblower, not the wrongdoing -- Build a damaging record against the whistleblower -- Threaten them -- Isolate them -- Set them up for failure -- Physically attack them -- Eliminate their jobs -- Paralyze their careers -- Blacklist them -- Neutralizing dissent: tactics of cover-up -- Gag the employees -- Study it to death -- Separate expertise from authority -- Institutionalize conflict of interest -- Keep them ignorant -- Prevent the development of a written record -- Rewrite the issues -- Scapegoat the small fry -- Chapter 3: What To Know Before You Blow -- Be clear about your objectives -- Anonymity versus going public -- Questions to help you decide -- Thirteen essential survival tips -- Maintaining your sanity -- Relationships, relationships, relationships! -- Building partnerships -- Gathering more information -- Corporate filings -- Other information in the public record -- Freedom of Information Act -- Public interest organizations and the media -- Note on defamation -- Public figures versus private citizens -- Truth as an absolute defense -- Chapter 4: Where To Go When You Want to Blow -- Whistle where you work: the corporate channels -- In-house disclosure programs -- Going up the chain of command -- Pointers for taking it up the chain -- Whistleblowing to regulators and law enforcement -- Problem of regulatory capture -- Pointers for taking it to an agency -- Whistleblowing to congress -- Risks and rewards of taking it to congress -- Pointers for taking it to congress -- Blowing the whistle on fraud through the courts -- Origins of the False Claims Act -- How a false claims suit works -- Considerations before filing a false claims suit -- Whistleblowing and the media -- News media -- Pointers for taking it to the news media -- New and social media -- Pointers for using social and new media -- Chapter 5: Getting Help In Blowing The Whistle -- Advocacy partners: a whistleblower's best friend -- Public interest organizations -- Employee organizations -- Employee support organizations -- Professional associations -- Considerations before working with advocacy partners -- Questions to ask before taking on an advocacy partner -- Whistleblowing on the web -- WikiLeaks and similar sites -- Whistleblowers and their lawyers -- Considerations before selecting a lawyer -- Pointers for choosing a lawyer -- Pointers for working with your lawyer -- Terminating the attorney-client relationship -- Chapter 6: Whistleblowing And The Law -- SOX and federal whistleblower statutes: a mirage of protection -- Your rights on paper -- SOX on paper -- Your rights in reality -- What went wrong: OSHA -- What went wrong: ARB -- Times are they-a-changin'? -- Pointers for filing a SOX whistleblower complaint -- False Claims Act -- State statutory protections -- Common-law protections -- Chapter 7: Corporate Whistleblower Reform -- Principles of reform -- Citizen Enforcement Act -- Corporate policies and guidelines -- Corporate whistleblower's bill of rights and responsibilities -- Alternative dispute resolution -- Types of alternative dispute resolution -- Hanford Concerns Council -- Conclusion -- Whistleblower toolkit -- Tool A: Filing a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaint -- Tool B: Sample FOIA request letter -- Tool C: Public interest organizations -- Tool D: Online resources -- Tool E: Federal statues with corporate whistleblower provisions -- Tool F: International ombudsman association standards of practice -- Tool G: International best practices for whistleblower policies -- Tool H: Model whistleblower hotline policy -- Tool I: Model Citizen Enforcement Act -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the government accountability project
Control code
ocn681500733
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 335 pages
Isbn
9781605099859
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010053687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)681500733

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