Supreme Court Rules Whistleblowers Must Report to the SEC for Protection

A recent Supreme Court ruling requires that corporate whistleblowers report their allegations to the SEC in order to be covered under statutes meant to protect them. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers holds that whistleblowers who report their findings internally must also report to the SEC to be covered by Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley statutes. Learn how the decision will affect future whistleblower cases.