With few exclusions or qualifications, any individual or group of individuals, regardless of citizenship, can participate in the SEC Whistleblower Program.
With the anonymous reporting, employment protections and monetary awards offered by the SEC Whistleblower Program, the vast majority of employees are willing to report possible securities violations. In fact, in May 2015, the University of Notre Dame and Labaton Sucharow conducted the largest known survey of the US/UK Financial Services Industry, which revealed that with protections and incentives such as those offered by the SEC Whistleblower Program, 89% of industry professionals would report wrongdoing. Sadly, many knowledgeable individuals are unaware of the program or don’t know if they are eligible to participate.
Although the difficult decision about whether, how, and when to blow the whistle will depend upon the unique facts and circumstances of each case, we have created this tool to help potential SEC whistleblowers better understand their eligibility for these important statutory whistleblower rights.
To create your own confidential and individualized eligibility report, please answer the following questions below. No personal identifying information is required and none of the information entered into this assessment tool is saved.
THIS ASSESSMENT TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE.
It is intended for general informational purposes only. Please be advised that legal advice cannot be given without full consideration of all the unique facts and circumstances associated with your situation and the possible violations you wish to report. Ultimately, the decision to report possible securities violations, internally or externally, is an important one and should be carefully considered. You are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney or independently research the applicable laws and any reporting options that may be available to you within your organization.