In 2015, we saw high-profile whistleblower litigation around the country under a variety of statutes (such as SOX and Dodd-Frank) that yielded decisions expanding the scope of protected activity and even limiting defenses to causation. We also saw significant activity from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower that caused employers to revisit their confidentiality policies and related practices with respect to investigations. Here are the top 10 events this year that altered the landscape of whistleblower law and heightened the risks.

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