Whistleblower Complaints by Terminated Executives is a Significant Source of Liability for Employers

Whistleblower complaints by terminated executives continue to be a significant source of liability for employers. Chicago State University just settled claims that it retaliated against its former CFO for $1.3 million. The University allegedly terminated the CFO for reporting wrongdoing by the CEO. Employers of all sizes must have policies in place to address whistleblower complaints and must refrain from retaliating against employees for legitimate whistleblower activity.

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