Cases & Deals

International materials manufacturer defeats whistleblower action

Clients International materials manufacturer

Jones Day secured an early victory for an international materials manufacturer in a high profile whistleblower action. A current employee submitted a charge to a state administrative agency asserting that the company retaliated against him after he reported that certain company managers had allegedly been sharing confidential information between clients. After a thorough investigation and hearing on the matter, Jones Day established that the company took the employee's report seriously, conducted a thorough investigation, properly determined that no confidential information had been shared, and no retaliation occurred. The action was therefore dismissed on the basis that there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any improper retaliation occurred.