It's one of the big questions concerning Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker and National Security Agency whistle-blower: What next? While legal experts debate whether he will be extradited from Hong Kong, where he's hiding out, and how much jail time he could face, AOL Jobs decided to glean some insight... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- During President Obama's first term as president, Obama was criticized often for his tough stance against government whistle-blowers. The administration charged six people under the 1917 Espionage Act -- more than all past presidencies combined. "Leaks that favor the president are shoveled out... Read More »
Organ donors provide a potential lifeline to patients with failing hearts, kidneys and other body parts. But in the back of many potential organ donors' minds is the nagging concern that the harvesting of organs will begin before there's a certainty that they are dead.
Yet that is the explosive charge... Read More »
The news has been filled lately with stories about whistleblowers getting staggeringly big pay outs for exposing wrong-doing at their workplaces. On Tuesday, Associated Press reported that former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld got what may be the largest award ever -- $104 million from the Internal Revenue... Read More »
If you work in a dangerous industry, you know injuries are a risk. You probably don't expect, however, that getting fired for reporting your injury is a risk too. But this week the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a railroad operator $802,000 for allegedly doing just that -- not... Read More »
By Yuri Kageyama
TOKYO (AP) -- Former Olympus Corp. Chief Executive Michael Woodford will receive 10 million pounds (1.2 billion yen, $15.4 million) in a settlement over his dismissal from the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker. Olympus also announced it will cut nearly 3,000 jobs. Read More »
A Christian doctor in the U.K. says he was fired for texting "Have a peaceful Christmas" to a colleague, emailing a prayer to hospital staff, and refusing to "refrain from using religious references in his professional communications verbal or written."
David Drew was the pediatric clinical director at... Read More »
Most employment cases aren't going to be those big headline multimillion dollar awards. Usually, if you're lucky, you might recover lost wages and benefits. Very few cases result in big money for the former employee, so don't assume you have a winning lottery ticket as soon as a coworker makes a racist or... Read More »
By Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer
Whistleblowers who report corporate fraud or other misconduct to the government could receive sizable cash awards under new rules adopted Wednesday by federal regulators.
Tipsters would be eligible if they give the Securities and Exchange Commission information that... Read More »
Whistleblowers are making six and even seven figures. They're earning that from the Internal Revenue Service, hedge funds, private equity firms, arbitration panels, and lawsuits.
Not too long ago whistleblowers, no matter how noble their intentions, usually only suffered for their efforts. The saying was: The... Read More »