William & Mary Business Law Review


The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) attempts to prevent fraud in the business activities of public companies. SOX includes regulations designed to protect whistleblowing employees that may be triggered if workers allege fraudulent activity by their employers, and, in response, their employers retaliate. This Essay discusses the strength of the whistleblowing protection provided by SOX, the conduct covered by the SOX whistleblower provisions, and specifically the application of the law by the courts