Identify instances of whistleblowing in publicly traded companies within the last 12 months.
1. Describe the key characteristics of a whistleblower, and briefly summarize one (1) researched instance of whistleblowing in one (1) publicly traded company within the last 12 months. Include the details of the issue that the whistleblower reported and the effect of the whistleblower's actions on both the whistleblower himself and the company.
2. Decide whether or not the whistleblower was justified in reporting the company's actions. Provide a rationale for your response.
3. Examine the extent to which the whistleblower would be protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Justify your response.
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This response identifies instances of whistle-blowing and mentions the key characteristics of a whistle-blower. The actions of these whistle-blowers are analysed. Also, it is examined the extent to which the whistle blower would be protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.