Court Considers Whistle-Blower Protections

The U.S Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday involving the collapse of energy giant Enron to determine who is protected from retaliation after blowing the whistle on the company’s misdeeds. In an appeal brought by two former employees of the companies that run the Fidelity family of mutual funds, the workers claimed they faced retaliations after they reported allegations of fraud affecting Fidelity funds. They argued that a provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act protects their whistle-blower activity, WRCB News 3 reports.