LEG ASSIGNMENT 1: WHISTLEBLOWING AND SARBANES-OXLEY

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Leg Assignment 1: Whistleblowing and Sarbanes-Oxley Due Week 3 and worth 100 points Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research instances of whistleblowing in publicly traded companies within the last 12 months. Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you: 1. Describe the key characteristics of a whistleblower, and briefly summarize one (1) researched instance of whistleblowing in one (1) publicly traded company within the last 12 months. Include the details of the issue that the whistleblower reported and the effect of the whistleblower’s actions on both the whistleblower himself and the company. 2. Decide whether or not the whistleblower was justified in reporting the company’s actions. Provide a rationale for your response. 3. Examine the extent to which the whistleblower would be protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Justify your response. 4. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary W

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Running Head: Whistle blowing and Sarbanes-OxleyTitle:Course Name:Topic Name:Instructor Name:Student Name:Date:Running Head: Whistle blowing and Sarbanes-OxleyIntroductionWhistle blowing is the discovery of information connected to false, illegal, corrupt, and harmfulactivities being committed in or by private or public sector organizations which are of threaten ordistress to the public interest (Near J P & Miceli M P, 1996). In the present society, the value andimportance of whistle blowing is increasingly being accepted as a good measure to avoid unsafesituations and lessen corruption by encouraging the discovery of wrong, illegal or forbiddenactivities performed by government and private institutions (Near J P & Miceli M P, 1996). Alsoit helps to develop the inter-organizational culture and must helps improve internal competenceand management. Internally whistleblowers may make their assertion externally to regulators,media outlets, law enforcement agencies, or such groups that are greatly concerned with thespecific issues they are bringing forth. In this research paper I briefly explain about the keycharacteristics of a whistleblower.Also I describe whether or not the whistleblower wasjustified with which whistleblower would be protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.Key characteristics of a whistleblower and Recent CaseOn Whistle-blower the Key characteristics are a person who is fearless and trustworthy. Itrequires a person to have fighting

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