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SOX whistleblower retaliation claim fails

Reporting an alleged violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) does not qualify as a “protected activity” under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), according to a ruling from a federal appeals court. In Baker v. Smith & Wesson, Inc., a former employee sued Smith & Wesson (S&W), asserting a claim for whistleblower retaliation under Section 1514A ...

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