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US: Bipartisan effort to extend protections for antitrust whistle-blowers

 |  January 24, 2013

Two US Senators have introduced legislation that would extend protections to employees who call-out their businesses or individuals in regards to antitrust violations. US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have introduced the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act for the second time. It would prevent employers from punishing employees who provide information regarding antitrust violations to the Department of Justice. In a statement, Senator Grassley said that the legislation would put a stop to the tendency for employers to treat whistle-blowers like “second class citizens.”


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