Company can fire whistleblower for violating significant company policies

Brittany E. Medio
Published April 24, 2015

In Weist v. Tyco, an employee in Tyco’s accounting department brought a suit against the company under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, alleging that he was fired in retaliation for his objection to corporate spending on extravagant parties.  On April 10, 2015, the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that there was not a causal link between the employee’s objections to the corporate spending and Tyco’s decision to fire him over a year later.  Instead, Tyco fired the employee because of sexual comments he made to female co-workers.

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