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Corporate – Sarbanes-Oxley Act – Whistleblower – Bank Accountant (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a Southwest Virginia bank’s refusal to reinstate a CFO who claimed his retaliatory firing after he had complained about bank accounting practices violated Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act creates “whistleblower” protection for employees of publicly traded companies by prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees because they provided information about potentially unlawful ...