Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Sunday, December 22, 2002

Time Honors Whistleblowers as Persons of the Year


Lest we forget what the major story in 2002 was, Time's naming of three female whistle blowers from Enron, FBI and Worldcom as its "Persons of the Year" is a good reminder. BBC has the story. Although some may argue that the three were really not whistleblowers in the truest (and most risky) sense, that is not the point. Rather the fact that 6 of 10 Americans find whistleblowers heroes, makes it clear for all who practice in the employment law area that the protection of whistleblowing, and its first cousin, anti-retaliation statutes, are going to be prominent long after the current headlines and magazine covers are gone.


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