What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection


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The Whistleblower Protection Act protects:

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1. The Enron scandal brought about several types of corporate reform, including new whistleblower protections through the:

2. Sometimes a whistle blower can initiate a lawsuit against a business that has committed fraud against the government. He or she may act as a secret government informant. This type of lawsuit is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Whistleblower Act. The Enron scandal and the original whistleblower protection law will be some of the topics covered during the testing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Who the Whistleblower Act protects
  • What the original whistleblower protection law was
  • The Enron scandal
  • Lawsuits filed by whistleblowers
  • Types of whistleblowers

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Whistleblower Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Enron scandal
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the people who are protected by the act in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the act, review the accompanying lesson on the Whistleblower Act. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what a whistleblower is
  • Details internal and external whistleblowing
  • Explains corporate whistleblowing
  • Covers the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act