Concepts and Procedures in Whistleblower Law


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Examines the 35 federal laws that protect whistleblowers and their rights, plus the common law protections available in each of the 50 states, and a practical guide to conceptualizing and litigating whistleblower cases.

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Overview of a Whistleblower Claim: A Step-by-Step Approach Whistleblower Protection under the Common law: A State-by-State Review Federal Statutory Protections for Whistleblowers Whistleblower Protection under the First Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1871 Environmental and Nuclear Whistleblowing The False Claims Act: Qui Tam Provisions and Whistleblower Protection OSHA and Workplace Safety Whistleblowing Legal Principles in Whistlerblower Law Damages, Remedies, and Attorney Fees Settlement Agreements and Hush Money The Future of Whistleblower Protection: A Model Law Appendixes Bibliography Index

About the Author

STEPHEN M. KOHN is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP, and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Whistleblower Center. He is the former Director of Corporate Litigation for the Government Accountability Project. Nationally recognized for his scholarship and litigation on behalf of whistleblowers, Kohn in 1985 authored the first legal text on whistleblower law. He is the author of Concepts and Procedures in Whistleblower Law (Quorum, 2000).


"Every whistleblower must read this book."-National Whistleblower Center
"Stephen Kohn's new book on whistleblowing, Concepts and Procedures in Whistleblower Law, is a masterpiece. The book is an invaluable resource, which clearly and concisely explains the complex maze of regulations and laws governing whistleblowing. Comprehensive, well organized and readable, it is simply the best legal text ever written on the subject."-Victoria Toensing Founding Partner, di Genova & Toensing
"Stephen Kohn's new treatise on Whistleblower Protection Law provides a critical resource in a vital area. Whistleblowers help protect us all in countless ways--they expose dangerous environmental conditions, unsafe work practices, consumer rip-offs, and fraud on the government. Kohn's scholarly, yet common-sense treatment of this subject, pulls together the existing amalgam of scattered labor and employment laws that protect whistleblowers and give the practitioner a reliable and effective tool for navigating these waters."-Gerard M Waites Partner O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue
"There are at least three reasons why every lawyer should buy and read this book. First, Steve Kohn is America's premier lawyer on whistleblower issues. Second, whistleblower law protects vital freedoms of speech, conscience and petition--you should read this book to help understand how those freedoms are endangered by big government and corporate America. Third, Steve Kohn knows how to write about the law--he shows you why he has achieved his notable courtroom successes, and sets out clearly what every lawyer and every whistleblower needs to know."-Michael E. Tigar Professor of Law American University
"Workers who stand up for their co-workers and the public good against lawbreaking employers are among the unsung heroes of our society. Stephen Kohn's book gives workers, their unions, and their lawyers all the tools they need to make sure that when the whistle is blown, the wrongdoer and not the whistleblower gets punished."-John J. Sweeney President American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization
?My personal advice to any whistle-blower is to make sure his or her lawyer has a copy of Kohn's book and has read it.?-Rachel's Environment & Health News
"My personal advice to any whistle-blower is to make sure his or her lawyer has a copy of Kohn's book and has read it."-Rachel's Environment & Health News

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