For unprepared companies, whistleblowers can cause serious problems. Companies could be subject to burdensome investigations by law enforcement authorities or hit with substantial fines and other sanctions. Companies might even face exposure for alleged retaliation against a whistleblower if the situation is not handled carefully.
In this article for the New York Law Journal on the upcoming Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, David Kornblau and Stephen Dee explain the right way for companies to ensure that their culture and process encourage whistleblowers to address issues internally rather than by reporting them to the government. The full article can be found here.