Concepts and Procedures in Whistleblower Law

Synopsis

Attorney, scholar, teacher Stephen Kohn presents a comprehensive, unified examination of the 35 federal laws that protect whistleblowers and their rights, plus the common law protections available in each of the 50 states. He provides a step-by-step overview of how to conceptualize and litigate whistleblower cases; detailed analyses of protections for employees who disclose environmental, nuclear, and health and safety violations; a clear, concise presentation of the most important protections contained in the First Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1971, and the False Claims Act's qui tam provisions. Kohn also gives detailed discussions of protected activity, discriminatory conduct, proof of retaliation, burdens of persuasion, damages, and attorney fees. The result is a major, practical resource for attorneys, executives, judges, legal scholars, and teachers in various fields of the law.