A myriad of federal and state laws provide a network of protections and financial incentives to corporate whistleblowers. These laws encourage employees and former employees to report alleged corporate wrongdoing at their places of employment to law enforcement agencies. As a result of financial incentives and bounties offered to whistleblowers by these agencies, plaintiffs attorneys are lining up to bring associated civil complaints.

When so many whistleblower laws protect the rights of employees to throw whatever they can come up with at their employers to see what may stick, what lawful steps can employers devise to shield themselves against potential actions and protect confidential company information from becoming publicly accessible?

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