April 02, 2015
Article by Erika Kelton published on Forbes.com, 4/2/15.
“The Securities and Exchange Commission scored a major win on behalf of whistleblowers this week in an enforcement action against engineering and procurement giant KBR Inc.
KBR had required employees to sign confidentiality agreements that threatened them with discipline and termination if they disclosed suspected company wrongdoing to anyone outside KBR without the company’s approval. KBR thus imposed prohibitions against reporting to the SEC, the Justice Department or any other government agency.”