In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court said that public employees do not have blanket rights to file lawsuits as part of whistleblower protections outlined under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Since SOX was passed into law in 2002, about 750 people have filed complaints with the Department of Labor, saying that they were retaliated against for bringing to light problems within their department, whether directly to a superior within the company, or to someone outside.

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